William Adams(1836 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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).
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Wilson1. Some detail from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. Further information from Reminiscences2.
|Birth Date: 02/18/1836 Place of Birth: Greensboro, NC |
College: University of North Carolina Graduating Year: 1858
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: 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]
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