|Death: ||Jun. 30, 1864, USA|
U.S. Civil War - (James) Jason Goodell Adams enlisted in Co. D. of the 26th Michigan at Arcada Twp on August 14, 1862, at the age of 20. It was noted that he was born in Jackson, Michigan and stood five feet eleven inches with blue eyes and brown hair. He had been listed in the 1862 "Grand Traverse Herald" as being drafted from Centerville Twp, Leelanau County under the name of James Adameson but apparently went to Gratiot County for enlistment and was listed from Pine River. Captain Asa Dailey noted his wound in the left groin on the casualty sheet for the Battle of Spotsylvania on May 12, 1864, and by May 28, he was at the Douglas U.S. Army General Hospital in Washington, D.C. being noted with several bullet wounds including his left hip and fractured pelvis. He died there of exhaustion on June 30, 1864, from the wounds received in action at Spotsylvania and is buried in the Arlington National Cemetery, Section 13, site 6470. Lt. William S. Turck recorded that Jason had a silver watch which he sent home to his father, Simon Adams. An earlier tragedy; his older brother, Ephraim L. Adams had served under Captain Ralph Ely in the 8th Michigan Infantry with Nathan Church and with his older cousin, Emery Adams, earlier in the war but had died of injuries in 1862.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 13, Site 6470
Maintained by: Sandy Vandertol
Originally Created by: Mr. Overmyer
Record added: Feb 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48270582