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Charles W. Adams
Born (1834-05-31)May 31, 1834
Died March 8, 1909(1909-03-08) (aged 74)
Oakland, California
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862–1865
Rank Union Army colonel rank insignia.png Colonel
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Bvt. Brigadier General
Commands held 12th Kansas Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War

Charles W. Adams (1834–1909) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He entered the Union Army in 1862 as a Colonel and was given command of the 12th Kansas Volunteer Infantry. He led his unit at the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry where he received a gunshot wound in his arm. He mustered out of Union service in 1865 as a Brevet Brigadier General and returned to Lawrence, Kansas.

He died in Oakland, California on March 8, 1909.

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