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 Silas Adams

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Silas Adams

Birth
Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
Death 5 May 1896 (aged 57)
Liberty, Casey County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Mount Olive, Casey County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 7182511 View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer, US Congressman. He entered Civil War service on July 22, 1861, when he was commissioned as 1st Lieutenant of Company A, 1st Kentucky (Union) Volunteer Cavalry. He participated in the unit's battles in it's native state, in Tennessee, and during the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. First promoted to Captain and commander of Company A on June 7, 1862, he rose to commander of the regiment, being promoted to full Colonel on June 16, 1864. He then led his men until his enlistment expired by law, and was honorably mustered out on December 31, 1864. After the war he was admitted to the Kentucky bar, served in the State Legislature, and made an unsuccessful run for the United States Senate in 1892. The next year he was elected to represent Kentucky's 11th District in the United States House of Representatives, and served a single term from 1893 to 1895.

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  • Added: 13 Feb 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7182511/silas-adams : accessed ), memorial page for Silas Adams (9 Feb 1839–5 May 1896), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7182511, citing Brown Cemetery, Mount Olive, Casey County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .