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1SGT Ephraim Adams

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1SGT Ephraim Adams

Birth
Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Nov 1864 (aged 24–25)
York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot 130
Memorial ID 16337166 View Source
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Born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, either in Leesburg or Carlisle (his two enlistment records disagree), in 1850 he was a laborer living with and/or working for farmer Michael G. Beltshoover in Monroe Township, Cumberland County. By adulthood, he stood 5' 10" tall and had brown hair and blue eyes.

He enlisted in Carlisle December 24, 1855, at the stated age of sixteen and assigned to Co. F, 2nd U.S. Dragoons. He re-enlisted at Fort Kearney, Nebraska, October 15, 1860, his regiment now being called the 2nd U.S. Cavalry and his rank that of bugler. He again re-enlisted July 14, 1864, at Lighthouse Landing, Virginia, and rose to the rank of 1st sergeant. Wounded in the face (where and when not stated but certainly somewhere in the Virginia theatre), he died at the military hospital in York.
Per York County veterans Affairs a Civil War veteran.

Buried in the Soldiers' Circle.

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  • Created by: GerbLady
  • Added: 26 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16337166
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16337166/ephraim-adams : accessed ), memorial page for 1SGT Ephraim Adams (1839–1 Nov 1864), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16337166, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by GerbLady (contributor 46637511) .