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Civil War Records of Daniel H. Adams


Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Daniel H. Adams

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Comrade Daniel H. Adams
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 18
Waltham County of Middlesex
State of Massachusetts

I first entered the service at Weston, Massachusetts, as private, with Company I 35 Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. I held no offices or ranks while in service, and at the close of the war, my rank was that of a private I first entered the service on August 2, 1862.

I was first discharged from service on the ninth day of June, 1865 near Alexandria, Va., and the reason for my being discharged was on account of the expiration of the war.

The first battle, that I was engaged in, was at South Mountain, Antietam, Md. Sulphur Spring.

I also participated in the engagements at Fredericksburg, Va., Jackson, Miss., Knoxville, Tenn., Spottsylvania Court House, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, Poplar Spring Church, Virginia.

I was wounded Dec. 13 1862 in the engagement at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

During the months of August and September 1863, I was confined in a hospital called the Washington Park Hospital.

Was taken prisoner by Wade Hampton Cavalry at Poplar Grove Church, Sept. 30, 1864 and was confined in the prisons, Castle Thunder Richmond Va. and Salisbury N. C. from October 10, 1864 to Feb. 22, 1865.

On Feby. 22, 1865 I left the prisons and marched by foot to Greensboro & the sea distance of forty miles and then took the cars for Wilmington N. C. to be paroled. Among my comrades were John D. Cobb, Samuel Patch, Sam. H. Batchelder, J. B. Calder, Geo, W. Folsom, John Hogan & Geo. T. Tucker.


I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Daniel H. Adams
Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. May 19th 1884
Held Offices of
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton