Pvt John Wilburn Adams

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Pvt John Wilburn Adams

  • Birth 9 Nov 1842 Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 25 Feb 1926 Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Confederate Soldiers' Section: East, 604
  • Memorial ID 67115481

Father of C.H. "Gip", E.M. Adams, 6 other children; "Grandpa" to Sallie F. Thompson of Pacers, Va., others.

Company G "Reid Guard" of Rockingham County, 14th North Carolina Infantry "Last At Appomattox!", Ramseur's Brigade, Rodes' Division, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence Rockingham County NC; 18 years old.
Enlisted on 7/5/1861 in Suffolk city, Va., at Rawlingsburg, Rockingham County, NC., he was mustered into "G" Co. 14th North Carolina Infantry as a Private.
Present on 12/31/1863 on Roll.
Absent, 8/31/1864, detailed as teamster at Army Headquarters.

Postwar he was admitted on to the Robert E. Lee Camp Soldiers' Home in Richmond, Va. due to "old age and partial paralysis." Accepted 10/19/1925; admitted 12/4/1925; died there.

"At Spottsylvania, May 12, a memorable day, Ramseur's brigade advanced, driving the blue-clad soldiers from a first line of breastworks and then rushing to a second, stronger line. When the 14th regiment, on the left, reached the near side of the works, the situation of its fellow-regiment, the 30th North Carolina, on the right, became grave. Going to the rescue the 14th drove into traverses and ousted the Federals at the point of the bayonet." [Transcribed from the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sunday, December 24, 1961.]

Bio by: BigFrench


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  • Created by: BigFrench
  • Added: 19 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67115481
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John Wilburn Adams (9 Nov 1842–25 Feb 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67115481, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .