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S.C. Adams

S.C. Adams

Confederate (CSV)


Samuel Cunningham Adams

(1834 - 1895)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old overseer, he enlisted on 1 May 1861 in Ripley, and mustered as Private, Company B, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware until exchanged on 10 November 1862 at Aiken's Landing, VA and returned to duty. He was captured at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and returned to Fort Delaware. He was released after taking the oath of allegiance on 11 June 1865.

References & notes

Service information from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Further details from the Buseys.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture from a photograph of unknown provenance.

He married Sallie Ann Childers (1839-1887) in Tippah County in 1867 and they had one child together.


09/27/1834 in SC


06/17/1895; Ripley, MS; burial in New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, Blue Mountain, Tippah County, MS


1   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 645  [AotW citation 21725]