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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Mas.)

Julius W. Adams

(Ap'd Ky.)


Julius Walker Adams, Jr.: Born April 1840.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, June 24, 1861.

First Lieut., 4th Infantry, June 24, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑64: at the Military Academy as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, July 22, 1861, to June 11, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June 23‑28, 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, where he was severely wounded; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, June 28 to Nov. 28, 1862; in the Rappahannock

(Captain, 4th Infantry, Aug. 9, 1862)

Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, — and Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2‑3, 1863; in hospital at Washington, D. C., July 30 to Sep. 17, 1863; in mounting guns in New York Harbor, Sep. 17, 1863, to June 7, 1864, when he joined the Army of the Potomac at Cold Harbor, Va.; and absent sick, June 10‑29, 1864.

Resigned (Sick), June 29, 1864.

Civil History. — Prostrated by a severe attack of inflammation of the lungs, resulting from the effect of his wound and exposure in the field, he

Died, Nov. 15, 1865, at Brooklyn, N. Y.: Aged 25.

Buried, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a The date is from his tombstone (q.v.).

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