|Birth: ||Apr. 21, 1841|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1896|
b. "Altwood";Pvt.,Co.I,(old)5th Ala.Inf.Regt.;Pvt.,Co.H,51st
Ala.Inf.Regt.;1st Lt.,/staff officer for Gen.Wheeler-CSA;cem. is near junction of Walker and 4th Sts. One of the "Immortal 600". Born at: Altwood, Marengo County, Alabama.
3rd Son of RICHARD HENRY ADAMS & ANNA CARTER ANDERSON
Richard was severly wounded at SEVEN PINES during the CW.After his wounds, he served as Staff Officer for General Wheeler until September 1863 when he was captured near NASHVILLE, TENN. He was a prisoner from September 1863 through June 1865. Richard was one a group of prisoners later known as the "immortal 600," ("Immortal 600", arrived at Fort Pulaski near the end of October 1864. Confederate prisoners from Fort Delaware were placed on the beach in front of Union batteries on Morris Island, South Carolina. The second group consisted of 600 Confederate officers. These 600 men eventually came to be known as "The Immortal 600".
These Confederate soldiers were place directly in the line of fire protecting Union soldiers with their bodies.)
Richard Adams wrote a letter on August 21,1864 on board the U.S.Steamer"Cresent" to LOTTIE.
After the war, Richard became an Engineer and PostMaster of Radford.
Elizabeth Campbell Radford Adams (1847 - 1930)
Radford Family Cemetery
Created by: Scott Hutchison
Record added: Jan 18, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10343097
One of the Immortal Six Hundred. Thanks to Richard and all of the Confederate soldiers for your faithful service in protecting and defending your homeland from the northern invaders. He is mentioned in the books "Immortal Captives" and "Biographical Roste...(Read more)|
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