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Alonzo Whitney Adams
|Member of the California Senate from District 17|
|Preceded by||John Bidwell|
|Succeeded by||Charles F. Lott,
Joseph E.N. Lewis
|Born||March 7, 1820
Caroline, New York
|Died||February 22, 1887|
|Resting place||LaGrange, Ohio|
|Branch/service||United States Army
|Years of service||1848
1861 - 1865
Bvt. Brigadier General
|Commands||1st New York Cavalry Regiment|
American Civil War
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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