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Robert Newton Adams
Birth: Sep. 15, 1835
Fayette County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1914
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He entered his Civil War service only days after the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina, enlisting in the 20th Ohio (Three-Month) Volunteer Infantry on April 18, 1961. Mustered in as a Private in Company B on April 27, 1861, he served with the unit as it performed guarding duty in Virginia during it's brief tenure, and was honorably mustered out on August 18, 1861 when his enlistment expired. Shortly after that he received a commission as a Captain of Volunteers, and was mustered in as commander of Company C, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment on August 30, 1861. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel before the year was out (December 1, 1861), his regiment went on to fight in the Battles of Shiloh and Cornith, in operations in northern Alabama, and in the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. He was promoted to Colonel on August 8, 1864, he saw the war through to it's conclusion, and was honorably mustered out on July 13, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "meritorious services during the war". (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary C Compton Adams (1837 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Maude Adams Waterman (1879 - 1927)*
 
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Burial:
Lakewood Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 101
 
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Record added: Jul 10, 1999
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