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LTC James Theophilus Adams
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1839
Holly Springs
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1918
Holly Springs
Wake County
North Carolina, USA

James was a Lt.-Col. in the 26th NC Regiment. Adams answered the call of duty to the South at twenty-three years of age serving as an officer for the 26th North Carolina. In the spring of 1861 Colonel Oscar Rand came into Holly Springs recruiting all the eligible men, youngest being 15 and the oldest being 55. Members of the 26th NC advanced as far as any other of the Confederate troops that took part in Pickett's Charge, and like the rest, they paid a terrible price for their bravery and determination. Only 90 soldiers from the 26th were able to make their way back to the Confederate lines on Seminary Ridge. The Battle of Gettysburg claimed 88 % of the regiment, the highest percentage of causalities for any regiment, North or South, in any battle. James was wounded at Malvern Hill and seriously wounded at Gettysburg, he had the honor of paroling the Regiment at Appomattox. Of the 2,000 men serving in the 26th during the course of the war, only 131 were left to collect their paroles. I n his civilian life after the war, James was one of twenty-five original board of trustees of the Holly Springs Academy in 1854. Source: WAKE-Capital County of North Carolina- Elizabeth Reid Murray"

Died of Bronchitis
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Adams (1805 - 1885)
  Elizabeth Avery Adams (1807 - 1885)
 
 Children:
  Romulus Marion Adams (1868 - 1935)*
  Lella Maude Adams Holleman (1881 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  David Columbus Adams (1829 - 1899)*
  Mary Winifred Adams Burt (1831 - 1912)*
  Amy Ann Adams Norris (1834 - 1872)*
  James Theophilus Adams (1839 - 1918)
  Civil Amanda Adams Norris (1842 - 1884)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holly Springs Cemetery
Holly Springs
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Juli Freda
Originally Created by: Carolyn Goddard
Record added: Feb 11, 2008
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LTC James Theophilus Adams
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LTC James Theophilus Adams
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LTC James Theophilus Adams
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