Age: 23, credited to Danville, VTVITALS
Birth: 12/02/1840, Waterford, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT
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Death of Mr. Adams
Charles Adams died very suddenly Monday evening, April 26. He had not been well for the past two years, owing to heart disease, combined with other troubles contracted in the Civil War, but, although for the last week of his life he was worse than usual, he was not considered dangerously ill and the end came without warning. Mr. Adams, son of Cornelius and Harriet Adams, was born in Waterford, December 2, 1840. During his boyhood he moved with his father's family to Danville. January 1, 1867 he was married to Mary Gibbs of Barnard, who died October 23, 1871. Their short married life was spent in Danville and was blessed by three children. September 15, 1875 he was married to Chloe T. English of Woodstock, and two children were born to them. Shortly after his second marriage he moved to East Peacham, where he spent the remainder of his days. He leaves his wife and two children, Daniel L. and Elizabeth S., also a brother and a sister. May 14, 1862, he was mustered into the U.S. service in Company G, 4th Regiment of Vermont Volunteer Infantry. Taken prisoner at the battle of Weldon Railroad, Virginia, June 23, 1864, he was sent to Andersonville for five months and then removed to Florence, S.C., remaining there in prison three months and 14 days. He was paroled February 28, 1865, and sent to St. John's Hospital at Annapolis, having been wounded on his head by a gun in the hands of a rebel guard while on his way to prison. He was ordered home and at Brattleboro, April 21, 1865, was discharged by reason of the expiration of his term of service. Mr. Adams was a member of the Congregational church, a generous husband and father, a kind neighbor and a good citizen. For many years he had been member of Washburn Lodge, No. 92, of F. & A.M.; of Connecticut River Lodge No. 7, I.O.O.F.; of the Diamond Chapter, O.E.S.; also of the X.C. Stevens Post, No. 83,of which he had held the highest office, that of commander. The funeral was held at the house Thursday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. J.K. Williams officiating, aided by the male quartet. There was a profusion of lovely flowers. The X.C. Stevens Post attended in a body and acted as escort to the grave where the G.A.R. burial service was used. The interment was in Peacham cemetery.
St. Johnsbury Caledonian, May 5, 1909
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.