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Flowers left for Adelbert Ames
TIME Milestones, Apr. 24, 1933--Died. Adelbert Ames, 97, last surviving Federal general of the Civil War, oldest West Point graduate (Class of 1861), long-time golf partner of John Davison Rockefeller; of old age; in Ormond Beach, Fla. He entered the Civil War a lieutenant, was a 29-year-old major general when it ended. For heroism in the first Battle of Bull Run he got, 32 years later, a Congressional Medal of Honor. Appointed Provisional Governor of Mississippi in 1868, he was sent to the U. S. Senate in 1869, elected Governor in 1873. Reconstruction strife forced him, last Northern Governor of a Southern State, to resign three years later in the face of impeachment proceedings.
- Garver Graver
 Added: Jun. 9, 2010

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