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Pulaski in Giles County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

General John Adams, CSA

(1825-1864)

 
 
General John Adams, CSA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 24, 2014
1. General John Adams, CSA Marker
Inscription. Adams was born on July 1, 1825, in Nashville, Tennessee, of Irish immigrant parents. Having entered the U.S. Military Academy in 1841, he graduated 25th in his class and was commissioned 2nd lieutenant in the 1st Dragoons/U.S. Regular Army. He served under Captain Philip Kearny in the Mexican War. Brevetted in 1848 for gallantry and meritorious conduct at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Rosales, he was commissioned 1st lieutenant in 1851 and promoted to captain in 1856.

Adams spent the next five years at Fort Crook, California, on frontier duty, except for two years as a recruiting officer. He resigned in 1861, then went to Tennessee to enlist in the Confederate army. As a captain of cavalry, he was placed in command at Memphis, advancing to the rank of colonel by May of 1862 and then brigadier general by December of that year. Adams took over Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman’s command of the Mississippi infantry brigade after Tilghman’s death in 1863. During the campaign to relieve Vicksburg, Adams served under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, later joining Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk in Mississippi. Adams was transferred to the Army of Tennessee, and his brigade served during most of General John B. Hood’s campaign to push Major General William T. Sherman north after the fall of Atlanta. Receiving commendation for his brave service,
General John Adams, CSA-marker is at the foot of the cross statue image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 24, 2014
2. General John Adams, CSA-marker is at the foot of the cross statue
Adams continued with General Hood during the Franklin and Nashville Campaign, and served briefly under Major General Nathan B. Forrest.

Adams was killed in the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864, while leading his regiment in a forceful but unsuccessful attack on Union forces.
 
Erected by Pulaski Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 35° 11.616′ N, 87° 1.716′ W. Marker is in Pulaski, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker can be reached from South Rhodes Street north of East Cemetery Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located in Maplewood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Pulaski TN 38478, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General John Calvin Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas McKissack Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Maplewood Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edward Everett Eslick (1872-1932) (about 300 feet away); John Adams (about 700 feet away); Nunahi-Duna-Dlo-Hily-I (about 700 feet away); Trail of Tears (about 800 feet away); The Benge Route (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pulaski.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
General John Adams, CSA-flat granite marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 24, 2014
3. General John Adams, CSA-flat granite marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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