2nd Corp Hiram Gaines Adams

Adams, Hiram Gaines - Pvt. 10/15/1861. Appointed 2d Corp. October 1862. Captured at Gettysburg, Pa. July 3, 1863. Sent to Fort Delaware, Del. July 7, 1863. Transferred to Point Lookout, Md. and exchanged there February 10, 1865. Received at Cox's Landing, James River, Va. February 21, 1865.

Buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, Elbert Co Ga., stone reads b. 10/14/1839, d. 9/4/1910.

Elberton Star
Tuesday September 6, 1910

Mr Hiram G Adams, one of Elbert's best and most highly esteemed citizens, died at his home near Harper Saturday night. The deceased was about 75 years of age, and for a long while had been suffering from a serious stomach trouble. At his request an autopsy was held Sunday by Dr D N Thompson which disclosed the presence of a lare cyst or tumor of the intestines. During his entire life Mr. Adams so conducted himself as to command the confidence, respect and good will of all who knew him. He commenced life under adverse circumstances, being left an orphan by the death of his father while young. Before the time for school the Confederate cause came along and he was among the first from Elbert to volunteer and bore the reputation among his comrades and officers as a good soldier. He was captured and remained in prison until the close of the war. In December 1865 he was happily married to Miss Kesiah Seymore. He was a large family of children -five sons and three daughters-all of whom are among the best citizens of the county. His remains were buried in the cemetery at Bowman Monday afternoon, the services being conducted by the pastor, Rev W A Simmons of the Bowman Methodist Church.

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