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R.H.T. Adams

R.H.T. Adams

Confederate (CSA)


Richard Henry Toler Adams

(1839 - 1900)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: A. P. Hill's Light Division

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 22 year old store clerk in Richmond and enlisted as Private, Company G, 11th Virginia Infantry on 23 April 1861. He was detached on telegraph duty with Colonel E.P. Alexander on 1 January 1862, and was commissioned Captain and Signal Officer to General A.P. Hill on 29 May.

On the Campaign

From General A.P. Hill's Report:

My thanks are due my staff for their hearty co-operation and intelligent transmission of my orders under a fire frequently uncomfortably hot--Maj. R. C. Morgan, assistant adjutant-general; Major [R. J.] Wingate, Capt. R. H. T. Adams, signal officer; Lieut. Murray [F.] Taylor, aide-de-camp, and Lieutenant [C. H.] Camfield, of my escort.

The rest of the War

He was assigned as Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General to General Hill in August 1864, and served to the surrender at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He was a banker and businessman in Lynchburg.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a lovely Ambrotype owned by Annie Robertson Massie posted online in the digital archive Lynchburg in the Civl War, from Lynchburg College and Historic Sandusky.


11/06/1839; Lynchburg, VA


11/14/1900; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 57  [AotW citation 17620]