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William Hamilton Adams

William Hamilton Adams enlisted in Company K, 19th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry at New Baltimore, Ohio on October 6, 1861. He was enrolled for three years of service at Alliance, Ohio on November 5, 1861. He served under the command of Captain Joseph J. Agards and participated in the Battle of Lookout Mountain and Sherman’s March to the Sea. On March 1862, he was detached as Division Teamster by General Crittenden of the Third Division of the Fourth Army Corps of the Cumberland. William earned an excellent reputation as a wagon master. He was captured in Atlanta, Georgia by the Confederate Army and was imprisoned at Libbey Prison for approximately three weeks. He was exchanged for a Confederate Captain to gain his release. On October 5, 1864, he was mustered out of service near Marietta Georgia. He was a charter member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Post #428 in Central Lake, Michigan.

William Hamilton was born July 24, 1843 in Stark County, Ohio. He was the eldest of six children born to James and Mary Ann “Copp” Adams. He died March 25, 1901 in Central Lake, Antrim County, Michigan and is buried there. He married Delia Clarise “Murphy” Adams on June 4, 1873 and had nine children. Photograph and information submitted by the grandson of William H. Adams' Grandson.


William Hamilton Adams

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