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John Adams

 
 
John Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
1. John Adams Marker
Inscription.  Tennessee born John Adams was a West Point graduate. He was commissioned Brigadier to rank from December 29, 1862, after assuming command of Maryland born Lloyd Tilghman’s Brigade. Joining The Army of Tennessee at Resaca in May 1864, the Brigade served gallantly throughout the Atlanta Campaign. At Franklin, the Brigade consisted of all Mississippi regiments, 6th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 23rd, & 43rd. Having been forced to angle towards the center due to osage hedges, the Brigade made one of the most spectacular assaults of the day!

Despite taking a severe wound in the arm, Adams remained mounted and drove straight for the colors of the 65th Illinois. Less than 50 feet from the parapet Adams spurred his beloved “Old Charley” to jump the ditch and parapet. The leaping horse crashed dead on top of the works as Adams was riddled with bullets. He fell and was pinned beneath his horse, as the Union Colonel of the 65th looked on, and died shortly thereafter. Adams is buried in Pulaski Tennessee.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.
 
Location.
"Brigadiers Row" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 22, 2017
2. "Brigadiers Row"
John Adams' marker is the first marker on the right.
35° 53.328′ N, 86° 52.696′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Columbia Pike (U.S. 31) 0.2 miles south of Mack C Hatcher Memorial Parkway (Tennessee Route 397), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Winstead Hill Park, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John C. Carter (here, next to this marker); Brigadier's Walk (a few steps from this marker); Major General Patrick R. Cleburne CSA (a few steps from this marker); Cockrell's Missouri Brigade CSA (a few steps from this marker); Winstead Hill Observation Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Soldiers Of Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); 3" Ordinance Gun (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  John Adams (Confederate Army officer). Wikipedia (Submitted on August 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Brigadier General John Adams CSA image. Click for full size.
from Wikipedia
3. Brigadier General John Adams CSA
Winstead Hill Confederate Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
4. Winstead Hill Confederate Memorial Park
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Last updated on August 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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