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Ino Adams
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Birth: unknown, USA
Death: unknown
California, USA

CO C or G?
45 Ohio Inf.

Two Ino Adams in Placer in 1852

California State Census, 1852

Name: Ino Adams
Birth: abt 1827 - New York
Residence: Placer

Name: Ino Adams
Birth: abt 1830 - Indiana
Residence: Placer


45th had at least two distinctions that set it apart from most Ohio regiments, one colorful and one tragic.

First, it took part in the dramatic pursuit of Morgan's Raiders as they rode raising havoc through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio for three weeks in July of 1863 -- making the farthest northern penetration of any Confederate troops and conducting the longest raid of the war, nearly 1,000 miles from start to finish.

On July 19, 1863, the 45th was present at the Battle of Buffington Island -- the only Civil War battle fought on Ohio soil. Federal forces captured nearly 700 of John Hunt Morgan's 2,000 men, while killing 57 and wounding 63. The remaining raiders either crossed the Ohio River into West Virginia -- Morgan's original objective in stopping at Buffington Island -- or escaped with their leader. Morgan continued his raid through Ohio until July 26, when he and his remaining troops surrendered. The 45th, whose men had fought Morgan's forces in one of the first engagements of the raid, sent detachments on this final pursuit as well.

Second, the 45th suffered more deaths in Confederate prisons, 134, than any of Ohio's 315 units, of all branches of the service. Mostly captured in two engagements, one at Philadelphia, Tennessee on October 20, 1863 and another at Holston River, Tennessee on November 15, 1863, prisoners from 45th were first sent to Richmond, Virginia, where 63 perished in the harsh winter months. The survivors were among the first contingents sent to the prison in Andersonville, Georgia, which opened in February, 1864. Sixty-eight never left its gates alive. Altogether three-fifths of the 274 men from the 45th captured during the war died either in prison or soon after their release, from the effects of malnutrition and disease.

After fighting in the siege of Knoxville in November and December 1863, the 45th took part in many engagements of Sherman's Atlanta campaign, including the battles of Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain and Jonesboro. As part of the 4th Army Corps, it joined the pursuit of Hood's army through Tennessee in the waning days of 1864 and engaged the enemy in the battles of Franklin and Nashville. The regiment was mustered out on June 12, 1865.

Mark Rea Schilling
Old Auburn Cemetery
Placer County
California, USA
Plot: sould be in the area of 329. To verify call office
Created by: Glenda Ragan
Record added: Mar 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49844856
Ino Adams
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- Glenda Ragan
 Added: Mar. 17, 2010

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