Charles R Adams
Researcher: Nick Antonopoulos
Charles R. Adams was a man from Massachusetts and the son of Peter. He was
first enlisted into the Civil War in June 1862. He was assigned to fight
with the 41st Massachusetts infantry. Later on during the war he was
promoted to the 3rd Massachusetts calvary. He fought under Gen. Sheridan and
fought in the battle of Berryville where he ended up dying in September 19,
1864. Charles must have been skilled at riding horses or he would not have
been asked to be apart of the 3rd cavalry. He is just one of the few
ordinary men from Massachusetts who gave their lives during the Civil War.
The Battle of Berryville was fought in Berryville, Virginia. The two forces
involved were the Union under Maj.Gen. Philip Sheridan and Lt. Gen.Jubal
Early of the Confederates. The battle was fought during September 3-4, 1864.
This was not a very important battle because neither side won the battle it
was inconclusive. This is the battle in which Adams was killed and he was
one of the only few groups to attack because he was in the cavalry. Adams
was one of the five hundred men to die during this battle. Gen. Early tried
attacking Sheridanâ€™s position but soon realized that they were entrenched
and could not do any further damage so he and his forces withdrew back to
Opequon Creek. Since Adams died in September 19 of that year he must have
been wounded during this battle and died a few weeks later.
Although there is scarce information about Charles R. Adams family life it
is assumed he lived in Massachusetts because he served under that regiment.
Also, because Adams was in the 3rd Cavalry it is also assumed that he may
have been a farmer because he was trained and skilled in horse back riding.
The only known relative for Charles is his father Peter. Therefore, that is
the limited information about Charles R. Adams and his life and time during
the Civil War.