Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - William Adams

William T. Adams

Representing: Union
G.A.R. Post: Oliver Morton Post #10 Snohomish, WA

Unit History

  • 22nd Indiana Infantry F

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William  Adams
Full Unit History

Organized: 7/61/ Madison, IN
Mustered In: 8/15/61 Indianapolis, IN
Mustered Out: 7/24/65 Washington D.C.

Regimental History


   The 22nd, a three-year “western theater” regiment left the state shortly after Federal muster.  Its initial assignment was with Fremont’s army attempting to bring relief to besieged Lexington, KY. That effort proving belated the regiment moved into Missouri and, by early 1862, Arkansas where they participated in the battle of Pea Ridge.

   The unit next moved to Batesville and Cape Girardeau in MO then to the siege of Corinth, MS.  By fall it was marching through TN and KY.  At Perryville, in the latter state it lost 56 killed, that being one half of its number (engaged). 

   Two months later the 22nd would lose 78 killed, wounded and missing at Stone’s River, TN.  1863 found the regiment marching to Chattanooga, TN and charging up Missionary Ridge.

   The end of that year saw a sufficient number of the troops reenlisting, so the regiment retained its organizational identity.  In 1864 the 22nd actively participated in the Atlanta campaign and was in most of the skirmishes during the Federal advance on Savannah, GA.

   The Carolinas campaign that followed Sherman’s march to the sea found the regiment engaged at Averasboro and Bentonville.  With the surrender of Confederate Gen. Johnston’s army the 22nd moved to Washington D.C. and final muster.

Soldier History

Residence: Loogootee, IN   Age: 26.5
Drafted: 9/21/64 Evansville, IN   Rank: Pvt.
Mustered Out: 7/5/65 Louisville, KY
Highest Rank: Pvt.

Family History


   William T. Adams son of George Adams was born 5/31/38 in Harrison Co., Ohio.  There is no information available on his mother’s name, possible siblings or his childhood and young adult years.  On 10/4/61 William married Nancy Jane Baker in Marion Co. near Indianapolis, IN.  The union would produce six children, all of whom would reach adulthood:  George M. (6/21/61), Jacob N. (8/18/64), Margaret (11/16/73), Anna (1876), Charles J. (9/4/79), and Howard (9/28/86).

   In 1864 the 5’ 10” darkly complected farmer was drafted into the U.S. Army for a period of one year.  The only available notation pertaining to his time in the service is that he was always present on (his company’s) rolls and was mustered out with this detachment.

   After leaving the service the Adams family apparently resided in Illinois for 12 years before moving to Franklin Co., NE where they would settle for an additional 24 years.  It was there around 1899 that Nancy Adams died and was buried.

   On 11/30/05, in Holdrege, NB William now aged 65 remarried to the previously wed Eva Tucker.  Around 1909 Mr. And Mrs. Adams moved to Snohomish, WA.  Why they did so is not known, but it was there on 10/4/13 at the age of 75 yrs., 4 mos., and 4 dys. William died of “senilis”.  At some point he had acquired a government disability pension based on his army service as, at the time of his death he was receiving a $22.50 monthly stipend.  Available paperwork indicates the second Mrs. Adams may not have been successful in petitioning to continue receiving all or a portion of the pension monies.


Buried at Snohomish G.A.R.
Row: 1
Site: 2

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