Lieut Miles Seymour Adams

Lieut Miles Seymour Adams

Birth
Milton Center, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Death 17 Dec 1902 (aged 72)
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Burial Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Plot Lot 4 Block 4 Grave 10
Memorial ID 45162794 · View Source
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Miles Adams was working as a blacksmith when he enlisted in Co.A,3rd Michigan Infantry as a Sergeant on May 13,1861 at Grand Rapids.He was wounded in the right arm at Fair Oaks,Va.on May 31,1862 and was commissioned Second Lieut. of Co.K on July 1,1862.On Feb.20,1863,he resigned on account of disability at Camp Pitcher,Va.He was married to Anna Reed in Muskegon on September 1,1864.
In 1867 when Miles applied for a pension the examining physician noted “His right arm is hopelessly disabled. The fingers of right hand are turned in towards the palm . . . the wrist being partially stiffened. The only use he has of the arm is to bring food to his mouth,” although “aside from appearance sake he would consider himself about as well off if his arm had been amputated.”In 1868,he was elected to a term as City Marshall and later worked for many years as a postal/mail agent in Grand Rapids. Miles Adams was suffering from dementia and living with son Alfred when he wandered outside and eight miles down West Bridge Street in December,1902. He was found asleep in the snow and came down with pneumonia,which he died from on the 17th.


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Gravesite Details grave was unmarked for many years,new marker incorrectly reads 20th Michigan Infantry,it should read 20th Veteran Reserve Corps..

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  • Created by: Richard Howell
  • Added: 6 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 45162794
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Miles Seymour Adams (13 Aug 1830–17 Dec 1902), Find a Grave Memorial no. 45162794, citing Fulton Street Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Richard Howell (contributor 47034760) .