Alexander Duncan Adams(1832 - 1872)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th New York Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Adams was resident of Lyons who was prewar lieutenant in Company A--Lyons Light Guard--of the 54th New York State Militia (NYSM). He had been an Engineer on the project to enlarge the Erie Canal, and teacher at the Union School in Lyons.
At the start of the War he helped raise a company in Wayne County and was appointed Captain, Company B, 27th Infantry at the unit's organization on 2 May 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel after First Bull Run on 1 September 1861.
|Birth Date: 12/25/1832 Place of Birth: Lyons, NY |
College: Hobart College (Geneva, NY)
Death Date: 10/28/1872 Death Place: Lyons, NY Burial Place: South Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, NY
1 Maryniak, Benedict R., N.Y.S. GAR Posts and their Namesakes, NYGenWeb Site of the Civil War, first accessed 01 May 2005, <http://www.rootsweb.com/~nycivilw/gar1.html>, Source page: "Wayne County" [AotW citation 21]
2 Fairchild, C. B, History of the 27th Regiment N.Y. Vols., Binghamton (NY): Carl & Matthews, printers, 1888, pg. 242 [AotW citation 688]
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