03 March 2009

Samuel Taylor Adamson, Civil War POW

Samuel Taylor Adamson
Nov 27, 1847
June 18, 1925

Samuel rests in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Though not mentioned on his ledger gravestone, Samuel was a soldier in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. He enlisted June 1864 from Jonesboro, Georgia as a private in Company E, 30th Georgia Infantry Regiment. One month into his service, Samuel was captured by the Union Army near Atlanta, GA and sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois. He was a prisoner for almost a year, released June 1865.

Census records suggest Samuel Adamson was born in Georgia. In 1870, he is found living in Clayton County, Georgia with his mother Elizabeth and siblings Franklin, Ella, and Julia A. At that time, Samuel was a Railroad Laborer.

Samuel married his wife, Mary Elizabeth Bright, 18 December 1872 in Bibb County, Georgia. They had four children: Edward Alexander, Franklin Green, Ogean Tolitha, and Luther Ennis.

Samuel spent the rest of his life in Bibb County. He was often working on the railroad, and his occupations often had to do with carpentry (carpenter, foreman Central shops, mechanic, railroad cabinet maker, and house carpenter).

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