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Federal (USV)


Eben Adams

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 26, from Portland, he mustered as Private, Company F, 5th Maine Infantry on 24 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He died of disease at Bakersville, MD on 11 November 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Bakersville but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as Martin Adams in Company C. Nelson2 has him as Eben Adams. Service from the Adjutant General.3 His first name is likely a contraction of Ebenezer. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1835; Bangor, ME


11/11/1862; Bakersville, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3148]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 111  [AotW citation 16074]

3   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 118  [AotW citation 20790]