Artimus Adams


Artemus Adams

































Shawano County Journal

12 Mar 1908

Died in Oklahoma


The news of the death of Mrs. Artimus Adams was received in this city last Monday. She had been feeble for some time, but the immediate cause of her death was pneumonia. Mrs. Adams had many friends in this county, who knew her in the old pioneer days. She was a woman who made many friends and was able to retain them. Mr. and Mrs. Adams and one son and daughter came to the town of Belle Plaine immediately after the close of the war. Mr. Adams died at Belle Plaine March 17, 1874. The family continued to reside in the Belle Plaine until the autumn of 1877, when they moved to Iowa, where they remained until 1903, when they moved to Beaver County, Oklahoma, where they now reside. Sarah Britton Adams was born in Cheshire county, New Hampshire, in August, 1830 and died at her home near Knowles, Beaver County, Oklahoma, March 5, 1908. She leaves one son, Ernest, and two daughters, Mrs. Alice Lundy and Mrs. Meta Lundy, who were all with her at the time of her death.


Enlisted as Sgt 11 Wis Inf Co K 17 Sep 1861 at Neenah, Wis

Mustered out 1st Lt. 11 Wis Inf Co K 27 Nov 1864

Time served 3y 2m 10d

Born New Hampshire abt 1821 New Hampshire

Died 17 Mar 1874 in Belle Plaine

Buried Friendship Cemetery, Belle Plaine Twp.

Married Sarah B Britton 24 Mar 1852 in McHenry County, Illinois

Children; Ernest, Alice, Ruth and Edith


Service Record Ordered to Pilot Knob, Mo., March 12, 1862, thence moved to Reeve's Station, Black River, March 23-27, and to White River April 19. March to Batesville, Ark., thence to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 13. Hill's Plantation, Cache River, July 7. Moved to Oldtown July 26 and duty there until September 20. Expedition after cotton July 30-August 4. Action at Totten's Plantation, near Oldtown, August 2 (Cos. "C," "E," "G," "H," "I" and "K"). Moved to Sugar Point September 20, thence to Pilot Knob, Mo., October 3, and duty there until November 2. Railroad guard and patrol duty at Patterson, Van Buren, West Plains and Middlebrook until March, 1863. Ordered to Helena, Ark., March 11, thence to Milliken's Bend, La. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1 (Reserve). Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to Dept. of the Gulf August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Breasher City and Berwick until October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 10. Expedition to New Iberia October 3-6, and to Vermillionville Bayou October 8-30. Moved to Berwick City November 10. Expedition to Brazos Santiago, Texas, November 17-23. Duty at Matagorda Bay and Indianola until February, 1864. Regiment veteranized January, 1864, and re-mustered February 13. On furlough February 14-April 25. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., April 25-29. Sturgis' Expedition through Western Tennessee and Northern Mississippi May 2-9. Moved to Carrollton, La., May 11-15, thence to Brashear City May 19, and post and outpost duty at that point until February, 1865. Company "D" detached to Bayou Louis May 26, 1864; Company "E" to Tigerville May 31, 1864. Company "K" detached to Tigerville June 6; rejoined Regiment June 23. Companies "D" and "E" rejoined Regiment July 20. Expedition to Bayou Long June 30 (Cos. "A," "G" and "I"). Expedition to Grand Lake June 25 (Co. "F"). Expedition to Grand Lake July 27 (Cos. "E," "D" and "K"). Expedition to Grand River September 8 (Cos. "B" and "G") and again September 13 (Cos. "A," "C," "H" and "I"). Expedition to Grand River September 26-30. Non-veterans mustered out October 25, 1864. Expedition to Belle River October 22-24. Expedition to Bayou Portage November 17-19. Lake Fausse River November 18. Bayou La Fourche, Ash Bayou, November 18-19.