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Federal (USV)


Thomas H. Adams

(1840 - 1907)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Jennings County, he mustered as Corporal, Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 25 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was detached to the Ambulance Corps on 20 October and returned to his Company in December 1862. He transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on 23 April 1863.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His presence at Antietam from Jones.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




07/24/1907 Jennings County, IN; burial in Old Coffee Creek Cemetery, Jennings County, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 609  [AotW citation 18828]

2   Jones, Wilbur D., Jr., Giants in the Cornfield: the 27th Indiana Infantry, Shippenburg (Pa.): White Mane Publishers, 1997, pg. 16  [AotW citation 18829]