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H. Adams

H. Adams

Federal (USV)


Henry Martin Adams

(1840 - 1922)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old teacher from East Windsor, he enlisted in Company G and mustered into service on 7 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was seriously wounded in the right leg in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He lay out in the open for 17 hours after being wounded. He was treated on the Sherrick farm, the Lutheran Reform Church, and lastly at the Big Spring Hospital, all near Sharpsburg. He was discharged for disability on 1 April 1862 at Hagerstown, MD.

After the War

He was a public school teacher in Connecticut and later superintendent of the Hartford County Temporary Home for Dependent Children.

References & notes

Basic information from Ingersoll1. Further details and his photograph - from one at the US Army Military History Institute (USAMHI) - kindly provided by John Banks.




7/09/1922; Hartford, CT


1   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pp. 656 - 663  [AotW citation 5557]