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Adams, Elias Daniel


Age: 22, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, USN
Service: enl 8/15/61, m/i 9/21/61, CPL, Co. A, 4th VT INF, red 1/17/62; enl Boston, 3/29/62, USN, detached for service in gun boat "Flotilla" 2/62, m/o 9/12/63, disch 4/1/64; Vessels: Western Flotilla, Covington

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Birth: 07/21/1839, Peru, VT
Death: 12/31/1878

Burial: Darien Cemetery, Darien, WI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: M. Traver/Findagrave
Findagrave Memorial #: 41223962


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Findagrave
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Darien Cemetery, Darien, WI

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Elias D. Adams

Elias Daniel (son of Elias and Servernia B. (Reed) Adams), b. in Peru, Vt., July 21, 1839; m. 1873, in Peru, S. A., Rosanna Cubelius of Lima, S. A.

He shipped on a whaler for 3 years in 1857; enlisted Aug. 15, 1861, in Co. A, 4th Reg. Vermont Vols, and was transferred after 18 months to the Mississippi flotilla under Commodore Foote.

A little later he was a gunner on the ironclad Baron DeKalb, and was in several battles, at Island No. 10, Vicksburg, and other places. His boat was blown up on the Yazoo in July, 1864 (sic), but he escaped, and returned home in the fall.

Later he again went to sea for his health, visited the Sandwich Islands and other places in the Pacific ocean, and spent seven years in Australia. He engaged in the business of printing and book binding at Lima, S. A., in 1871. He visited the U. S. and made an important exhibit of South American relics at the centennial in 1876. He returned in 1878, and settled at Darien, Wis., where he d. 31 Dec, 1878. His widow removed to San Francisco, Cal.

Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants..., (The Tuttle Co., Rutland, VT, 1898), p. 77.

Webmaster's note: USS Baron De Kalb sank in July 1863, and Adams was discharged in September 1863.