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Silas Adams
Birth: Feb. 9, 1839
Death: May 5, 1896

Civil War Union Army Officer, US Congressman. He entered Civil War service on July 22, 1861, when he was commissioned as 1st Lieutenant of Company A, 1st Kentucky (Union) Volunteer Cavalry. He participated in the unit's battles in it's native state, in Tennessee, and during the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. First promoted to Captain and commander of Company A on June 7, 1862, he rose to commander of the regiment, being promoted to full Colonel on June 16, 1864. He then led his men until his enlistment expired by law, and was honorably mustered out on December 31, 1864. After the war he was admitted to the Kentucky bar, served in the State Legislature, and made an unsuccessful run for the United States Senate in 1892. The next year he was elected to represent Kentucky's 11th District in the United States House of Representatives, and served a single term from 1893 to 1895. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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Brown Cemetery
Mount Olive
Casey County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 13, 2003
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