Adams, William Wirt CSA


Feb 20, 2005
ADAMS, William Wirt CSA

Born March 22 1819, Frankfort KY
Died March 1 1888, Jackson MS
Pre-War Profession Army of Texas, planter, banker, politician
War Service October 1861 Col. of 1st Mississippi Cavalry, rear guard in A S Johnston's retreat from Kentucky, Shiloh, Iuka, Vicksburg campaign, opposed Grierson’s raid, September 1863 Brig. Gen., Meridian, commanded a brigade in Forrest's corps.
Post war Career Revenue agent, postmaster
Notes Died in a street fight with a newspaper editor.