Individual Record -- Adams, Edgar Emery
Age: 18, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, NH, 73rd USCI, 75th USCI, 96th USCI
Service: enl 5/1/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. C, 2nd VT INF, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 8/3/62, dis/dsb 10/15/62 or 10/30/62, Point Lookout, MD (73rd/75th/96th USCT)
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Birth: 1843, Brunswick, ME
Burial: Masonic Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, LA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Lang
Findagrave Memorial #: 119986428
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Edgar E. Adams
Edgar E. Adams was born in Brunswick, Maine, in February 1843, the son of Paul and Susan Adams. In 1850, the widowed father and children were living in Newburyport, Mass., and in 1860, in Newport, New Hampshire.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Adams enlisted May 1, 1861, and mustered in as a Private, in Co. C, 2nd Vermont Infantry, on June 20. He was taken prisoner at Savage's Station on June 29, 18622, and paroled August 3. He was discharged for disability on October 15 (or 30), at Point Lookout, Maryland.
Adams immediately enlisted in the 16th New Hampshire Infantry, being commissioned 1st Lieutenant on November 4, 1862. He was present at Port Hudson in March 1863, and the Teche Campaign and siege of Port Hudson from April 1 to July 9, 1863. He was discharged in Concord, New Hampshire on August 20, 1863.
On September 20, 1863, he was commissioned 1st Lieutenant, Co. B, 1st Battalion, "Storming Brigade," then Captain, Co. B, 75th U.S. Colored Infantry, in which he served until November 10, 1864. He was appointed Major, 73rd U.S. Colored Infantry on November 11, 1864, participated in the siege of Mobile, and was bounded on April 2, 1865, at Fort Blakely, for which he was brevetted Lieutenant Colonel, "for gallant conduct in the battle of Fort Blakely." He was discharged on October 14, 1865.
Adams probably stayed in Lousiana after the war. In 1900, he and his wife Laura (a native of Louisiana) had been married 30 years, and had 7 children.
From at least 1880 to 1910, Adams lived in New Orleans, the latter year as a clerk in the U.S. Marine Division.
Edgar Adams died 21 March 1923, in New Orleans.
Sources: Revised Roster, pp. 40, 717, 738; U.S. Census for 1850, 1860, 1880, 1900, 1910; Pension Record Index card; New Hampshire Register, p. 766.