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William Wirt Adams

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Born: March 22, 1819

Birth Place: Frankfort, Kentucky

Father: Judge George Adams 1784 – 1844
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi)​

Mother: Anna Mobrey Weisiger 1795 – 1861
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi)​

Wife: Sallie Huger Mayarant Adams
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi)​

Children:

William Adams 1851 – 1851​
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi)​
Wirt Adams 1852 – 1914​
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi)​
Maryant Adams 1856 – 1859​
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi)​

Education:

1839: Graduated from Bardstown College​

Occupation before War:

Served as a Private in the Texas Army of the Republic​
1850 – 1861: Businessman in Jackson, Mississippi​
1858 – 1860: Mississippi State Representative​

Civil War Career:
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1861: Mississippi Commissioner to Louisiana to help them secede​
1861 – 1863: Colonel of 1st Mississippi Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Rear guard in the Confederate retreat from Nashville, Tennessee​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Shiloh​
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Cavalry​
1864: Ordered to attack Sherman's advance on Meridian, Mississippi​
1864 – 1865: Served with General Forest in Alabama​
1865: Surrendered near Ramsey's Station, Alabama​
1865: Paroled at Gainesville, Alabama​

Occupation after War:

Mississippi State Revenue Agent​
1885 – 1888: United States Postmaster for Jackson, Mississippi​

Died: May 1, 1888

Place of Death: Jackson, Mississippi

Cause of Death: Killed by a Newspaper Editor following a quarrel

Age at time of Death: 69 years old

Burial Place: Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi
 
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