Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Monday I placed a flag to honor a forgotten soldier laid to rest in Dunwoody, GA.

 Grave of Pvt James F. Adams

Today I attended the Dunwoody Memorial Day Ceremony where I was given a small flag and afterward I placed that same flag at the forgotten grave of Pvt James F. Adams of the Confederate Army who is buried in a single marked grave among a stand of trees just a few feet away of Shallowford Road. 

A little research found the following information:

James F. Adams, was a Private in the 36th Regiment
Company F, GA Volunteer Infantry
Army of TN, CSA April 10, 1862
Captured at Vicksburg,MS July 4, 1863, and paroled there July 9, 1863.
He married Caroline G. Rainey December 21, 1867 in DeKalb Co., GA
They had eight children, five girls and three boys.
James passed away in 1882 succumbing to pneumonia and complications received in the war.
Several years later Caroline lost four of the children in the smallpox epidemic of 1885.

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