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 Elias Daniel Adams

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Elias Daniel Adams

Birth
Peru, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Death 31 Dec 1878 (aged 39)
Darien, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Darien, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 41223962 View Source

He shipped on a whaler for 3 years in 1857; enlisted Aug. 15, 1861, in Co. A,4th Reg. Vermont Vols. and was transferred after 18 months to the Mississippi flotilla under Commodore Foote. A little later he was a gunner on the ironclad Baron DeKalb, and was in several battles, at Island No. 10, Vicksburg, and other places. His boat was blown up on the Yazoo in July, 1864, but he escaped, and returned home in the fall. Later he again went to sea for his health, visited the Sandwich Islands and other places in the Pacific ocean, and spent seven years in Australia. He engaged in the business of printing and book binding at Lima, S.A. in 1871. He visited the U.S. and made an important exhibit of South America relics at the centennial in 1876. He returned in 1878 and settled in Darien, Wis., where he died 31 Dec., 1878. His widow removed to San Francisco, Cal.


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