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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Adams, John (Confederate)

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ADAMS, John, Confederate soldier: b. Tennessee 1825; d. 30 Nov. 1864. He was graduated at West Point in 1846; was brevetted first lieutenant for bravery at Santa Cruz de Rosales, 1848; promoted captain of dragoons, 1856; and resigned 1861 to join the Confederate army, in which he rose to the rank of brigadier-general. He was killed at the battle of Franklin, Tenn.