The New International Encyclopædia/Adams, Charles Follen
ADAMS, Charles Follen (1842—). A humorous dialect poet. He was born at Dorchester, Mass., and was educated in the common schools. He served in the Civil War, and was wounded and captured at Gettysburg. In 1872 he began poetic production, cultivating the ballad in German dialect. His verses are collected under the titles Leedle Yawcob Strauss and Other Poems (1878), and Dialect Ballads (1887).