William G. Adams

          William G. Adams was born to Gardner and Unice Adams in the 1800s. He belonged to Company K of the 45th Massachusetts Regiment during the Civil War. The 45th Regiment was a new militia regiment made in response to a call for nine month troops on August 4, 1862. Adams’ company, company K, was organized at Camp Meigs, Readville, on October 7th, 1862. The regiment camped at the Armory’s Brigade of Foster’s Division, a camp that was established near the Trent River near Fort Gaston. They stayed there and followed a routine until they came in contact with war on December 14 at Kinston. They lost fifteen of their men and another forty-three were wounded. Their involvement continued until December 16 in Whitehall. From there, the 45th Regiment went back to the camp near the Trent River. From January 26 to April 25, 1863, they were assigned as post guards at Newbern. They were then moved to Fort Spinola near the mouth of the Trent River before heading for Boston, Massachusetts. The 45th Regiment lost fifty-one men before being mustered out on July 8, 1863. However, this did not include William Adams. He survived and became a machinist. He was married on August 31, 1866 to Lillian Holt. There is no record of the date William G. Adams died.