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