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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II
p772
1892

(Born Me.)

Adelbert Ames

(Ap'd Me.)

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Born Oct. 31, 1835, Rockland, ME.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; in the Manassas

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, where he was wounded; on sick leave of absence, disabled

(Bvt. Major, July 21, 1861, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Bull Run, Va.)

by wound, July 22 to Sep. 4, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, commanding Battery (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; in command of Regiment, 5th Corps (Army of the Potomac), in

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., July 1, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Va.)

(Colonel, 20th Maine Volunteers, Aug. 29, 1862)

the Maryland Campaign, Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1863, — and Battle of Chancellorsville, as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Meade, May 2‑4, 1863, — and Combat of Beverly Ford,

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, May 20, 1863)

in command of Brigade, 11th Corps, June 9, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in

(Bvt. Colonel, July 1, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1‑3, 1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va., July, 1863; in Operations in the Department of the South, Aug., 1863, to Apr. 19, 1864; in command of Division or Brigade, 18th Army Corps, in Operations before Petersburg, Apr. 25 to Sep. 17, 1864, being engaged in the Action of Port Walthall Junction, May 7, 1864, — and Battle of Cold Harbor, June 1, 1864; on leave of absence,

(Captain, 5th Artillery, June 11, 1864)

Sep. 17 to Oct. 10, 1864; in command of Division, 10th Army Corps, Oct. 10 to Dec. 2, 1864, before Petersburg, Va., being engaged in the Actions of Darbytown Road, Oct. 13 and 27, 1864; in command of Division, p77324th Army Corps, Dec. 2, 1864, to Apr., 1865, being engaged in the first Expedition to Ft. Fisher, N. C., Dec. 7‑28, 1864, and on the second Expedition, Jan. 2‑15, 1865, participating in the Assault and Capture of Ft. Fisher, Jan. 15, 1865, — and in Operations in North Carolina,

(Bvt. Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 15, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services
in the Capture of Ft. Fisher, N. C.)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Capture of Ft. Fisher, N. C.)

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion)

Jan. to Apr., 1865; and in command of Division of 10th Corps, Apr.‑May, 1865, and of 10th Army Corps, May 12 to July 28, 1865, in North Carolina, — and of the District of Western South Carolina, Sep. 5, 1865, to Apr. 30, 1866.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Apr. 30, 1866.

Lieut.‑Colonel, 24th Infantry, July 28, 1866.

Served: on leave of absence, May 1, 1866, to July, 1867; before an Examining Board, to Aug. 27, 1867; as Acting Assistant Inspector-General, Fourth Military District, to May 29, 1868; in command at Vicksburg, Mis., to June 15, 1868; as Provisional Governor of the State of Mississippi, at Jackson, Mis., June 15, 1868, to Mar. 17, 1869; and in command of the Fourth Military District, to Feb. 23, 1870.

Resigned, Feb. 23, 1870.

Civil History. — United States Senator from the State of Mississippi, Apr. 1, 1870, to Mar. 4, 1873. Governor of the State of Mississippi, Jan. 22, 1874, to Mar. 28, 1876.

Vol. IV
p123
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Merchant and manufacturer, Lowell, Mass.

Military History.

(Brig.‑General U. S. Volunteers, June 20, 1898)

Served, during the Spanish-American war: In command of 3d Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, at siege of Santiago de Cuba, to Aug. 7, 1898, and in same command at Montauk Point, N. Y., to Aug. 19. — In command of 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, at Montauk Point, from Aug. 19 till camp was broken up. — In command of 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 2d Army Corps, at Camp Meade, Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 22. — In command of camp at Summerville, S. C., from Nov. 5 till Nov. 15, when the camp was broken up.

Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, Jan. 3, 1899.

Vol. V
p100
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Manufacturer, Lowell, Mass.

Vol. VI
p91
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Oct. 31, 1835.)

Military History. —

Brevet Major-General, March 13, 1865.

Lieut.‑Colonel, 24th Infantry, July 28, 1866.

Resigned, Feb. 23, 1870.

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, June 20, 1898.

Honorably Discharged, Jan. 3, 1899.

Civil History. — Manufacturer, Lowell, Mass. Address: The Hill, Tewksbury, Mass.

Vol. VII
p66
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brevet Major-General, Mar. 13, 1865.

Lieutenant‑Colonel, 24th Infantry, July 28, 1866.

Resigned, Feb. 23, 1870.

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, June 20, 1898.

Honorably Discharged, Jan. 3, 1899.

Vol. VIII
p36
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History:— Lt.‑Col. 24th Inf., July 28, 1866. Resigned, Feb. 23, 1870.

Died, Apr. 13, 1933, at Ormond Beach, Fla.: Aged 97.

Buried, Hildreth Family Cemetery, Lowell, MA.


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