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Adelbert Ames

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Born: October 31, 1835

Birthplace: Rockland, Maine

Father: Captain Jesse Ames 1808 – 1894
(Buried: Northfield Cemetery, Northfield, Minnesota)​

Mother: Martha Bradbury Tolman 1813 – 1903
(Buried: Northfield Cemetery, Northfield, Minnesota)​

Wife: Blanche Butler 1847 – 1939
(Buried: Hildreth Family Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts)​

Father – in – law: Major General Benjamin F. Butler 1818 – 1893
(Buried: Hildreth Family Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts)​

Children:

U.S. Congressman Butler Ames 1871 – 1954​
(Buried: Hildreth Family Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts)​
Sarah Hildreth Ames 1874 – 1931​
(Buried: Hildreth Family Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts)​
Blanche Ames 1878 – 1969​
(Buried: Village Cemetery, Easton, Massachusetts)​
Adelbert Ames Jr. 1880 – 1955​
(Buried: Dartmouth College Cemetery, Hanover, New Hampshire)​
Jessie Ames Marshall 1882 – 1967​
(Buried: Hildreth Family Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts)​

Education:

May 1861: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (5th​)​

Civil War Career:

1861: 2nd​ Lt. United States Army, 2nd​ Artillery​
1861: Drilled Union Volunteers in Washington, D.C.​
1861 – 1864: 1st​ Lt. United States Army, 5th​ Artillery
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1861: Wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia
1861: Brevetted Major for Gallantry, at First Battle of Bull Run​
1861 – 1862: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1862: Served in the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia​
1862: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Malvern Hill
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1862 – 1863: Colonel of 20th​ Maine Infantry Regiment​
1862: Engaged at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Acting Aide to Major General Meade Battle of Chancellorsville​
1863 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1863: Served in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Gettysburg​
1863 – 1864: Served in Union Army Department of the South​
1864: Served in the 18th​ Army Corps before Petersburg, Virginia​
1864: Served in the fighting at Port Walthall Junction​
1864: Served in the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia​
1864 – 1866: Captain, United States Army, 5th​ Artillery​
1864: Division Commander in 10th​ Army Corps​
1864: Served in the fighting at Darbytown Road​
1864 – 1865: Division Commander in 24th​ Army Corps​
1864: Served in the first expedition to Fort Fisher, North Carolina​
1865: Served in the Second expedition to Fort Fisher, North Carolina​
1865: Served in the capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina​
1865: Brevetted Major General, for Gallantry, Fort Fisher,​
North Carolina​
1865: Brevetted Brig. General, U.S. Army, for Gallantry, Fort Fisher​
1865: Brevetted Major General, for his service in the War​
1865: Division Commander in 10th​ Army Corps​
1865: Commander of Union Army, 10th​ Army Corps​
1865 – 1866: Union Army Commander, District of W. South Carolina​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on April 30th​

Occupation after War:

1864 – 1866: Captain United States Army, 5th​ Artillery​
1866 – 1870: Lt. Colonel United States Army, 24th​ Infantry​
1866 – 1867: Leave of Absence from United States Army​
1867: Went in before a U.S. Army Examining Board​
1868: Acting Assistant Inspector General, Fourth Military District​
1868: United States Army Commander in Vicksburg, Mississippi​
1868 – 1869: Provisional Governor for Mississippi​
1870: United States Commander of Fourth Military District​
1870: Resigned from United States Army on February 23rd​
1870 – 1873: United States Senator from Mississippi​
1872: Staying in a hotel that caught fire, and had to tie sheets together to escape​
1874 – 1876: Governor of Mississippi​
1876 – 1898: Merchant and Manufacturer in Lowell, Massachusetts​
1894: Recipient of the Medal of Honor for his role at First Battle of Bull Run​
1898 – 1899: Brigadier General, United States Army, Volunteers​
1898: Brigade Commander at Siege of Santiago de Cuba
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1898: Brigade Commander at Montauk, New York​
1899: Honorably Discharged from United States Army, on January 3rd​
Manufacturer in Lowell, Massachusetts​
1933: Adelbert Ames was the last remaining full-rank General Officer of the War, North or South.​

Died: April 13, 1933

Place of Death: Ormond Beach, Florida

Cause of Death: Septicemia, infection of the foot, senile exhaustion

Age at time of Death: 97 years old

Burial Place: Hildreth Family Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts

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Medal of Honor Citation​
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Adelbert Ames, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on July 21, 1861, while serving with 5th U.S. Artillery, in action at Bull Run, Virginia. First Lieutenant Ames remained upon the field in command of a section of Griffin's Battery, directing its fire after being severely wounded and refusing to leave the field until too weak to sit upon the caisson where he had been placed by men of his command.​
 
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Polloco

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He was colonel of the 20th Maine from August 20, 1862 to May 1863 when he was detained to Meade's staff. He was promoted to brigadier on May on May 20, 1863 and given a brigade in the 11th Corps. After Gettsburg He was transferred to South Carolina where he took part in the operations against Charleston.
 

Luke Freet

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Adelbert Ames:
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Born: October 31, 1835View attachment 379698
Birthplace: Rockland Maine
Father: Captain Jesse Ames 1808 – 1894
(Buried: Northfield Cemetery Northfield Minnesota)
Mother: Martha Bradbury Tolman 1813 – 1903
(Buried: Northfield Cemetery Northfield Minnesota)
Wife: Blanche Butler 1847 – 1939
(Buried: Hildreth Family Cemetery Lowell Massachusetts)
Father – in – law: Major General Benjamin F. Butler 1818 – 1893
(Buried: Hildreth Family Cemetery Lowell Massachusetts)
Children:
U.S. Congressman Butler Ames 1871 – 1954
(Buried: Hildreth Family Cemetery Lowell Massachusetts)
Sarah Hildreth Ames 1874 – 1931
(Buried: Hildreth Family Cemetery Lowell Massachusetts)
Blanche Ames 1878 – 1969
(Buried: Village Cemetery Easton Massachusetts)
Adelbert Ames Jr. 1880 – 1955
(Buried: Dartmouth College Cemetery Hanover New Hampshire)
Jessie Ames Marshall 1882 – 1967
(Buried: Hildreth Family Cemetery Lowell Massachusetts)

Education:
May 1861: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (5th​)

Civil War Career:
1861: 2nd​ Lt. United States Army 2nd​ Artillery
1861: Drilled Union Volunteers in Washington D.C.
1861 – 1864: 1st​ Lt. United States Army 5th​ Artillery
1861: Wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run VirginiaView attachment 379699
1861: Brevetted Major for Gallantry at First Battle of Bull Run
1861 – 1862: Served in the Defenses of Washington D.C.
1862: Served in the Siege of Yorktown Virginia
1862: Served in the Battle of Gaines Mill Virginia
1862: Served in the Battle of Malvern Hill Virginia
1862: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Malvern Hill
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 20th​ Maine Infantry Regiment
1862: Engaged at the Battle of Antietam Maryland
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg Virginia
1863: Acting Aide to Major General Meade Battle of Chancellorsville
1863 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers
1863: Served in the Battle of Gettysburg Pennsylvania
1863: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Gettysburg
1863 – 1864: Served in Union Army Department of the South
1864: Served in the 18th​ Army Corps before Petersburg VA.
1864: Served in the fighting at Port Walthall Junction
1864: Served in the Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia
1864 – 1866: Captain United States Army 5th​ Artillery
1864: Division Commander in 10th​ Army Corps
1864: Served in the fighting at Darbytown Road
1864 – 1865: Division Commander in 24th​ Army Corps
1864: Served in the first expedition to Fort Fisher North Carolina
1865: Served in the Second expedition to Fort Fisher North Carolina
1865: Served in the capture of Fort Fisher North Carolina
1865: Brevetted Major General for Gallantry Fort Fisher N.C.
1865: Brevetted Brig. General U.S. Army for Gallantry Fort Fisher
1865: Brevetted Major General for his service in the War
1865: Division Commander in 10th​ Army Corps
1865: Commander of Union Army 10th​ Army Corps
1865 – 1866: Union Army Commander District of W. South Carolina
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on April 30th​

Occupation after War:
1864 – 1866: Captain United States Army 5th​ Artillery
1866 – 1870: Lt. Colonel United States Army 24th​ Infantry
1866 – 1867: Leave of Absence from United States Army
1867: Went in before a U.S. Army Examining Board
1868: Acting Assistant Inspector General Fourth Military District
1868: United States Army Commander in Vicksburg Mississippi
1868 – 1869: Provisional Governor for Mississippi
1870: United States Commander of Fourth Military District
1870: Resigned from United States Army on February 23rd​
1870 – 1873: United States Senator from Mississippi
1872: Staying a hotel that caught fire and had to tie sheets together
1874 – 1876: Governor of Mississippi
1876 – 1898: Merchant and Manufacturer in Lowell Massachusetts
1894: Recipient of the Medal of Honor for his role at First Battle of Bull Run
1898 – 1899: Brigadier General United States Army Volunteers
1898: Brigade Commander at Siege of Santiago de Cuba
1898: Brigade Commander at Montauk New York
1899: Honorably Discharged from United States Army on January 3rd​
Manufacturer in Lowell Massachusetts
1933: the last remaining full – rank General Officer on either side dies


Died:
April 13, 1933
Place of Death: Ormond Beach Florida
Cause of Death: Septicemia, infection of the foot, senile exhaustion
Age at time of Death: 97 years old
Burial Place: Hildreth Family Cemetery Lowell Massachusetts



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Ames is one of the more interesting figures of the war. He was the original Colonel of the 20th Maine before Chamberlain was promoted and led the unit to fame at Little Round Top. He was part of the class of 1861, and, like other young new officers like Emory Upton, started in the Artillery. He took command of the remnants of Barlow's division at Gettysburg, before being transferred to coastal operations. He would return to Virginia with the 18th Corps, fighting at Cold Harbor and around Petersburg. He later became Governor of Mississippi, commanded troops in the Spanish War, and survived until 1933. His life spanned from the Presidency of Andrew Jackson to the start of FDR's administration.
 

General Butler

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He had the good sense to marry into a strong family...with Benj F Butler in your side people would stand aside, however Ames had his own strength.
 
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