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Confederate (CSV)


Adam Clement

(1826 - 1915)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer, he was elected Captain of the Clifton Grays, a militia Company organized in 1860 after John Brown's Harpers Ferry raid. On 16 May 1861 he and his company became part of the 28th Virginia Infantry. In June, at Manassas, they transferred as Company C to the 11th Virginia Infantry, and he continued as Captain.1 He was promoted to Major 23 May 1862 [but not confirmed at that rank].

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September, and was relieved in command of the regiment by Captain Mitchell of Company A.

The rest of the War

He "never recovered from his wound," and resigned his commission on 12 October 1864.

After the War

He was Campbell County, VA Sheriff and later in the Virginia State Legislature.

References & notes

Basic biographical and service data from Bell.2


01/22/1826; Campbell County, VA




1   William Henry Morgan followed Adam Clement as Captain, Co. C, 11th Virginia Infantry. His diary transcriptions are also posted online.
Morgan, William Henry, Civil War Diary of William H. Morgan, US Legacies Magazine, 2002-12-10  [AotW citation 309]

2   Bell, Robert T., 11th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va.): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1985, roster  [AotW citation 310]