ADAMS, RICHARD H. (1838~1915) Richard H. Adams, Confederate veteran, was born in Arkansas in 1838. In 1851, at age 13, Adams moved to Texas and settled in San Antonio. On February 1, 1863, he enlisted as a private in Company D of the 33rd Texas Cavalry in January of 1863. In his Confederate Pension Application, Adams states that he also served in the 1st Texas Cavalry. Neither the War Department nor C.S.A. Muster roles support that he served any time in the 1st Texas Cavalry. He most likely served near the lower Rio Grande near the Texas Coast during the war. Adams? Captain, Thomas Rabb, told the judge of Bexar County that Adams was a good soldier.
After the War, Adams worked as a farmer until he could no longer support himself. On July 16, 1903, he was approved for a Confederate Pension from the State of Texas. On March 18, 1915, Adams moved into the Confederate Men's Home in Austin. He only lived there for a couple of months, before he passed away on July 14, 1915. He was buried the next day in the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from: Compiled Military Service Record, Confederate Pension Application # 9666, Confederate Home Roster, and Death Certificate # 16388, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Texas State Library and Archives, National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System