Lt Col Charles P Adams

16 March 2019

This fantastic photograph of Charles Powell Adams of the First Minnesota Infantry was contributed to his Findagrave memorial by Rocky Higginbotham; the original is probably with the Minnesota Historical Society.

Major Adams was slightly wounded, his shoulder grazed by a bullet, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. He was hit three times at Gettysburg in July 1863, by then Lieutenant Colonel, and not expected to survive, but he returned to duty in December and mustered out with his regiment in May 1864. He was in uniform again, as Lieutenant Colonel of a battalion of Minnesota Cavalry from July 1864 to June 1866, and was honored by brevet to Brigadier General of Volunteers for his service.

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