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Federal (USV)


Selwyn Poor Adams

(1833 - 1895)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 30 year old resident of Newburyport, MA, he enrolled at Corporal, Company B, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustered in August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action on South Mountain and at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 November 1862, and First Sergeant on 1 August 1864, and was at Petersburg. He was in Hospital 15 August 1864 - 8 February 1865. He was discharged at the expiration of his term of service on 9 June 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Carruth1. Details from George William Creasey's The City of Newburyport in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 (1903). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/13/1833; Bradford, MA


11/21/1895; Newburyport, MA; burial in Highland Cemetery, Newburyport, MA


1   Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster, pp. 9 - 12  [AotW citation 15045]