Charles Powell Adams

Charles Powell Adams

Rainsburg, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Nov 1893 (aged 62)
Vermillion, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 19, Lot 6
Memorial ID 19105 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served in the Civil War as the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, being mustered in as Captain and commander of Company H on April 30, 1861, less than a month after the war began. Promoted to Major (October 22, 1861) and Lieutenant Colonel (September 22, 1862), he was with his unit during the June-July 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. On the 2nd Day of the Battle of Gettysburg (June 2, 1862), he was wounded in the regiment's celebrated and suicidal charge into attacking Confederates. Upon his recovery from his wound, rejoined the regiment, and was frequently in command. Mustered out when his term of service expired on May 4, 1864, two months later he rejoined the Union Army with a commission of Major on July 15, 1864. Assigned to command Hatch's Independent Battalion of Minnesota Cavalry, he led it in the operations against the Northwest Indians. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on September 5, 1864, he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 "for meritorious services", and finally mustered out on June 22, 1866.

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