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Adelbert Ames

  • Rank: First Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Brevet Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    5th U.S. Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 21, 1861
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bull Run, Virginia, USA
Remained upon the field in command of a section of Griffin's Battery, directing its fire after being severely wounded and refusing to leave the field until too weak to sit upon the caisson where he had been placed by men of his command.
Medal of Honor Recipient Adelbert Ames
Medal of Honor Recipient Adelbert Ames
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Rockland, Knox County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 22, 1894
  • Born: October 31, 1835, Rockland, Knox County, ME, United States
  • Died: April 13, 1933, Ormond, FL, United States
  • Buried: Hildreth Family Cemetery (MH), Lowell, MA, United States

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