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Adelbert Ames
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27th and 30th Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 4, 1874 – March 29, 1876
Lieutenant Alexander K. Davis
Preceded by Ridgley C. Powers
Succeeded by John M. Stone
In office
June 15, 1868 – March 10, 1870
Preceded by Benjamin G. Humphreys
Succeeded by James L. Alcorn
United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
February 23, 1870 – January 10, 1874
Preceded by Jefferson Davis
Secession (vacant until 1870)
Succeeded by Henry R. Pease
Personal details
Born (1835-10-31)October 31, 1835
East Thomaston (now Rockland), Maine, U.S.
Died April 13, 1933(1933-04-13) (aged 97)
Ormond Beach, Florida, U.S.
Resting place Hildreth Family Cemetery in Lowell, Massachusetts
42°39′39″N 71°18′36″W / 42.660798°N 71.309928°W / 42.660798; -71.309928
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Blanche Butler (m. 1870)
Relations Benjamin Franklin Butler (father-in-law)
Children Butler, Edith, Sarah, Blanche, Adelbert Jr., Jessie
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Profession Military
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service U.S. Army (Union Army)
Years of service 1861–1870
1898–1899
Rank Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brigadier general
Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Brevet major general
Unit 5th United States Artillery
Commands 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, XI Corps
2nd Division, X Corps
2nd Division, XXIV Corps
Fourth Military District
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Fifth Army Corps
1st Division, Fifth Army Corps
Battles/wars American Civil War
Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Adelbert C. Ames (October 31, 1835 – April 13, 1933) was an American sailor, soldier, and politician who served with distinction as a Union Army general during the American Civil War. A Radical Republican, he was military governor, U.S. Senator, and civilian governor in Reconstruction-era Mississippi. In 1898, he served as a United States Army general during the Spanish–American War. He was the last Republican to serve as the state governor of Mississippi until the election of Kirk Fordice, who took office in January 1992, 116 years since Ames vacated the office.

Ames was the penultimate general officer of the Civil War to die. He succumbed at the age of 97 in 1933. He was outlived in this respect only by Aaron Daggett, who died in 1938 at the age of 100. However, because Daggett was a brigadier general by brevet rank only, Ames was the last full-ranked Civil War general to die.

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