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Adams, Henry H.


Age: 18, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 13th NY CAV, 3rd NY PROV CAV
Service: enl 9/4/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. I, 5th VT INF, wdd, Fredericksburg, 12/13/62, dis/wds, 2/13/65; also Co. G, 13th NY CAV and Co. B, 3rd NY Prov. CAV;

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Birth: 07/04/1843, Saint Lawrence, NY
Death: 04/23/1922

Burial: Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: 14th row/south
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 10165336


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/12/1863, NY; widow Sarah J., 5/8/1922, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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


Granduncle of Richard Belgard, Massena, NY

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Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Henry H. Adams

Henry H. Adams 1843-1922

Born 4 July 1843 in Waddington, NY, Henry H. Adams came to Burlington, VT as a young man.

He enlisted 4 September 1861 in the 5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry; mustered in 16 September 1861 at Saint Albans and assigned to Company I with the rank of private. He spent the fall and winter of 1861-1862 at Camp Griffin, VA. In 1862 he was in the following battles: Lee's Mill, VA., Williamsburg, VA. and Antietam, MD. At the Battle of Fredericksburg, 14 December 1862, he received a wound to the palm of this left hand, losing an index finger. Treated at Davis Island hospital, he was discharged for disability, 13 February 1863.

Mr. Adams reenlisted as first sergeant of Company G, 13th Regiment, New York Cavalry on 13 June 1863; then served in the Pennsylvania campaigns and in the defense of Washington, DC. He was honorably mustered out at Camp Barry 21 September 1865.

After the war, Mr. Adams owned, and for many years conducted, a barbershop in Burlington. He died, following an operation, 21 April 1922. Surviving him were his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Mable Mac Adams of New York City and Mrs. John A. Cook of Blocksville, Ontario, Canada; four grandchildren and a brother George Adams of Madrid, NY.

He was a member of the Stannard Post, G.A.R.. Henry Adams was buried in the Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT. His gravesite is marked by a small, moss-covered stone.

Source: Burlington Free Press, 22 April 1922, contributed by: Ken St. Germain


Henry H. Adams

Henry H. Adams, who for many years conducted a barbershop in this city, died yesterday noon at a local institution following an operation. Mr. Adams was born at Weddington, N.Y., July 4, 1843, and came to this city when a young man.

September 4, 1863, he enlisted as a private in Company I,. 5th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered into service for three years at St. Albans, September 16, 1861, and spent the fall and winter of '61 and '62 at Camp Griffin, Va. In the spring of 1862 he was in the following battles: Lee's Mills, Va., April 16, Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862, Antietam, Md., September 17, 1863, Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862. In this battle he received a wound in the palm of his left hand, losing the index finger and was taken tot he hospital at Davis Island, and on February 12, 1863, was discharged on account of a surgeon's certificate of disability.

He re-enlisted as first sergeant of Company G, 13th Regiment, New York Cavalry, June 13, 1863 and served in the Pennsylvania campaign in June and July of 1863 and later in the 22nd Corps department and defense of Washington. During this term of service he was engaged in the following battles, Fairfax, Va., August 4, '63, Chantilly, Va., October 16, '63, Front Royal, Va., February 20, '64, Fairfax Station, August 8, '64, Culpepper, Va., September 14 and 22, '64, Mosley's Camp, Va., October 14, '64, Piedmont, Va., October 19, '64, Seminsville, Va., March 12, '65, and was honorably discharged at Camp Barry, September 21, 1865.

He was a member of Stannard Post, G. A. R. He is survived by his wife, and two daughters, Mrs. Mabel MacAdams of New York city and Mrs. John A. Cook of Brockville, Ont.; by four grandchildren, and by one brother, George Adams of Madrid, N. Y. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Source: Burlington Free Press, April 24, 1922
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.