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Subject: Looking for burial of Civil War Soldier
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 00:24:45 EDT
In researching my great great grandmothers brother George W. Adams, I found
information provided by gr gr grandma to LDS that George was born 16 Jul 1843
of,, Indiana, Pa d. 06 Dec 1861.
Going on the assumption he had died in the Civil War I searched and found him
on a listing for Company B, 78th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania
George Adams , Enlistment Date: 12 October 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Union State Served:
Pennsylvania Unit Numbers: 2345 2345 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on
12 October 1861 Enlisted in Company B, 78th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on
12 October 1861.Died Company B, 78th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 08
December 1861 in Camp Negley, KY Company B was recruited at Kittanning, Armstrong
Then came across Armstrong County soldiers lost in the Civil War where the
first one listed is George Adams private.
Found a similar listing on:
War Wall Names Armstrong County War Dead
Name Rank Status Location Unit Date of Death Other
Adams, George PVT DOW Cp. Negley, KY B/78 12/08/1861
I've searched every online listing I can find for Armstrong County cemeteries
and can't find him on any of them.
I've also searched cemeteries listings near Camp Negley Ky., with no luck.
I have ordered but not yet received his Military records from the National
Archives. While waiting I wrote to: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National
Cemetery Administration (41C1) Burial Location Request 810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20420 to try and find out where he was buried. Have yet to
receive a response.
While looking at a friends website I came across a link to the Civil War
Veterans Graves Registration Project for Pa, but he isn't listed.
In old movies you see the townspeople gathering waiting to see lists of the
war dead, are these just a figment of hollywoods imagination? Or did they
really have that kind of lists? If so how would one find out about them.
Any suggestions appreciated.
Laurie Beth Roman