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Pvt John A Adams
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Birth: 1842
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1863
Caroline County
Virginia, USA

Company E "State Rights Guards" of Wilcox County, 49th Georgia Infantry, Thomas' Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence Wilcox County GA.; 19 year-old farm laborer living with wife, Elizabeth Jane Mitchell (married 5/5/1861).
Enlisted for 3 years' service or the duration of the war on 3/4/1862 at Abbeville, he was mustered into "E" Co. GA 49th Infantry as a Private.
Present on May & June 1862 Roll.
Absent, sick on July & August 1862 Roll; admitted with measles into Chimborazo Hospital #4, Richmond; transferred into Chimborazo Hospital #3 for rheumatism; granted 40-day Medical Furlough on 11/30/1862.
Present on Jan & Feb 1863 Roll.
He died of pneumonia at Camp Gregg, VA. Several of his fellow soldiers (John McCartney, Henry A. Barrett, William M. Gibbs) had tended to him, saw him die and buried him.
His widow filed a Settlement Claim on 1/7/1864. Almost exactly 59 years later, she applied for a Widow's Pension on 1/3/1893.

The 49th Infantry Regiment was organized in November, 1861, with men from Wilkinson, Talfair, Washington, Irwin, Laurens, Pierce, and Pulaski counties.

 (bio by: BigFrench) 
 
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  Elizabeth Jane Mitchell Adams (1829 - ____)
 
Inscription:
J ADAMS
E 49 GA

 
Burial:
Confederate Cemetery
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 14, Row 12, Grave 20; originally buried at the Hayfield Summer House, near Santee, Caroline County, Va., in a grave marked "J A ADAMES, E 49 GA".
 
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Jan 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12850307
Pvt John A Adams
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Pvt John A Adams
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- BigFrench
 Added: Mar. 13, 2015
He may be the son of Elijah Adams # 9789988 b.Ga, John A Adams was born about 1841 in Gwinnett Co.,Ga
- Memory Maker
 Added: Mar. 10, 2015
Rest In Peace
- vets2search
 Added: Oct. 1, 2014
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