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Confederate (CSV)


William Adams

(1836 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Education: University of North Carolina, Class of 1858

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a lawyer, having passed the bar in 1860 in Greensboro. He entered service as First Lieutenant, and was promoted to Captain of Company B, 27th North Carolina Infantry (probably to date from 28September 1861 when Captain Sloan was promoted Lieutenant Colonel).

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1. Some detail from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. Further information from Reminiscences2.


02/18/1836; Greensboro, NC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, NC


1   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9822]

2   Sloan, John Alexander, Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B., 27th N. C. Regiment, Washington DC: R. C. Polkinhorn, printer, 1883, pg. 122  [AotW citation 10021]