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Robert Newton Adams

  • Birth 15 Sep 1835 Fayette County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 25 Mar 1914 Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot Section 3, Lot 101
  • Memorial ID 5842

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He entered his Civil War service only days after the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina, enlisting in the 20th Ohio (Three-Month) Volunteer Infantry on April 18, 1961. Mustered in as a Private in Company B on April 27, 1861, he served with the unit as it performed guarding duty in Virginia during it's brief tenure, and was honorably mustered out on August 18, 1861 when his enlistment expired. Shortly after that he received a commission as a Captain of Volunteers, and was mustered in as commander of Company C, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment on August 30, 1861. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel before the year was out (December 1, 1861), his regiment went on to fight in the Battles of Shiloh and Cornith, in operations in northern Alabama, and in the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. He was promoted to Colonel on August 8, 1864, he saw the war through to it's conclusion, and was honorably mustered out on July 13, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "meritorious services during the war".

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  • Added: 10 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5842
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Newton Adams (15 Sep 1835–25 Mar 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5842, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .