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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, loosing 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 barber shop 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, GAR. Henry Adams was buried in the Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT. His grave site is marked by a small, moss covered stone.

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