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Alonzo Whitney Adams
Member of the California Senate from District 17
In office
Preceded by John Bidwell
Succeeded by Charles F. Lott,
Joseph E.N. Lewis
Personal details
Born March 7, 1820
Caroline, New York
Died February 22, 1887
Resting place LaGrange, Ohio
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1848
1861 - 1865
Rank Union Army colonel rank insignia.png Colonel
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Bvt. Brigadier General
Commands 1st New York Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars Mexican–American War
American Civil War

Alonzo Whitney Adams (March 7, 1820 – February 22, 1887) was an American lawyer, politician and military officer. Born in Caroline, New York, he served in the California legislature.

During the Mexican–American War, Adams served as a captain in the U.S. Army.

During the American Civil War Adams fought at the Battle of Antietam as major and commander of the 1st Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry. He reached the rank of colonel as of July 27, 1864. Adams was mustered out of the volunteers on June 27, 1865. On March 18, 1867, President Andrew Johnson nominated Adams for the rank of brevet brigadier general, to rank from March 13, 1865, and the United States Senate confirmed the nomination on March 28, 1867.

Alonzo W. Adams died February 22, 1887 and is buried at LaGrange, Ohio.

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