James M. Adams

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J. M. Adams
Co. A. 14 Ark. Inf.
Nov 24, 1907
Aged 68 Yrs.
Full Name: James M. Adams
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 2 (D)
Row:K  Number:31
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1839 
Died: November 24, 1907 
Burial Date:  
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Arkansas 
Occupation: Stockman 
Marital Status: Single 
Came To Texas: 1865 
Residence: San Angelo, Texas 
Admitted To Home: March 16, 1907 
Religion: Methodist 
Brigade: Hebert's 
Regiment: 14th Arkansas Inf. 

ADAMS, JAMES M. (1839~1907) James M. Adams, Confederate veteran, was born in Arkansas in July 1839. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined Company B of the 14th Arkansas Infantry. He fought for three years. Mr. Adams' headstone reads that he was in Company A of the 14th Arkansas Infantry, but the muster roles indicate that he was in Company B. His pension application only shows that he joined the 14th, but fails to say what company. The War Department and the National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System both support that James M. Adams was a part of Company B.

In 1865, Adams moved to Texas and settled in San Angelo, Tom Green County, where he worked as a stockman. In 1899, at age 60, he applied for and received a Confederate Pension. Having never married and claiming general disabilities, Adams moved into the Confederate Men's Home on March 16, 1907. After living in the Home for eight months, he died on November 24.

Information taken from: Confederate Pension Application # 5118 and Confederate Home Roster, 14th Arkansas Infantry Company B musters, National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System


Entered by Administrator on 2/1/1998 12:11:44 PM

#9174) John M. Adams was in the 4th Battalion Arkansas Infantry Company A as a corporal musician. This is not the same J.M. Adams that is buried at the Texas State cemetery. James M. Adams was in the 14th Regiment Arkansas Infantry (Powers') Company B. This information is supported by his muster roles on file at the Texas State Cemetery and the Texas State Library and Archives. James Adams' Headstone says that he was in the 14th Arkansas Infantry Company A, but in his pension application (#5118) there is no mention of any Company. James Adams was a private when he entered service and a private upon completion of his service in the C.S.A. This is supported by the National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. The information supplied and researched from the aforementioned sources support the claim that the J. M. Adams that is buried at the Texas State Cemetery is James M. Adams and not John M. Adams.

Entered by Tim Price on 8/17/2007 9:37:50 AM

#9175) The above information is important because during the renovation, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, upon relocation of the casket and body of J. M. Adams, recorded him as John M. Adams (Page 92, Confederate Veterans at Rest, Archeological and Bio-archeological Investigations at the Texas State Cemetery, Travis County, Texas Reports of Investigations, Number 107 Principal Investigator Douglas K. Boyd, Texas Antiquities Committee Permit No. 1549, 1996).

Entered by Tim Price on 8/17/2007 9:39:33 AM

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