COL Adams, Julius Walker Sr.

Julius Walker Adams

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Born: October 18, 1812

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Father: Eli Adams 1770 – 1822
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Connecticut)​

Mother: Sarah Delano Swift 1788 – 1839
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Connecticut)​

Wife: Elizabeth Denison 1812 – 1888
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York)​

Children:

Kirkwood H. Adams – 1867​
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)​
Irving Adams – 1875​
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)​
Alice D. Adams – 1923​
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)​
Captain Julius Walker Adams Jr. 1840 – 1865​
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)​
Lt. Stephen Dennison Adams 1844 – 1883​
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)​
William Swift Adams 1850 – 1868​
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)​

Education:

1830 – 1832: Attended West Point Military Academy​

Occupation before War:

1832 – 1844: Assistant Engineer for Several Railroad Companies​
Assistant Engineer for Cochituate Water Works​
Superintendent Engineer for Erie Railroad Company​
Designed the Starrucca Viaduct built by New York and Erie Railroad​
Editor of Mechanic’s Magazine
Chief Engineer for Central Railroad Company in Kentucky​
Chief Engineer for Memphis and Ohio Railroad Company​
Designer of the first large – scale urban sewer system for Brooklyn, New York​
Engineer of New Haven, Connecticut Water Works​

Civil War Career:

Colonel of 67th​ New York Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia​
Commander of troops who defended New York Times and Tribune​

Occupation after War:

1869 – 1878: Chief Engineer of Brooklyn Board of City Works​
1874 – 1875: President of American Society of Civil Engineers​
1878 – 1889: Consulting Engineer, New York City Public Works Board​

Died: December 13, 1899

Place of Death: Brooklyn, New York

Age at time of Death: 87 years old

Burial Place: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
 
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