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Henry Smith Adams material

Date: 1857 - 1921

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Misc. coll. Adams, Henry Smith

Unit ID: 456803

Biographical sketch: Henry Smith Adams, born on May 2nd, 1836 in Parke County, Indiana, came to Kansas for a short time during its territorial period. He spent some time in 1857 assisting with the survey of the Cherokee Strip area then served in the Civil War as part of an Indiana unit. Henry later lived in Jewell County, Kansas then Brown County, settling in Hiawatha, Kansas. In 1918 his wife Mary died and Henry moved to Leavenworth County to a placed called Lincoln's Rest. He lived there with his daughter until his death in 1925.

Summary: Short typescript history of Henry S. Adams and his trip to Utah with the military to be present at the Mormon uprising; typescript of Adams' Civil War diary (original reported to be at the Ulysses S Grant Library)and an addition Adams created in 1921; letters to his wife Mary while in the Civil War, one digital image and xerox of Henry and Mary, and one digital image and xerox of Henry that was required of to get his pension due to his Civil War injuries. He lost his left eye and part of his zygomatic bone.

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