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Charles P. Adams papers, 1861-1921

Author: Charles Powell Adams; William H Adams; Ignatius Donnelly; Stephen Miller; Henry Hastings Sibley
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence; military orders, circulars, certificates, and oversize commissions; petitions; reports; and historical narratives relating primarily to the military career of Charles Powell Adams (a.k.a. C. Powell Adams) during the Civil War (April 1861-May 1864) as commander of Company H, First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and while on frontier duty (July 1864-May 1866) at Fort Abercrombie, Dakota
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Genre/Form: Military commissions
Named Person: William Colvill
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Powell Adams; William H Adams; Ignatius Donnelly; Stephen Miller; Henry Hastings Sibley
OCLC Number: 313846812
Notes: Related materials: Civil War muster rolls and Civil War returns for Company H, First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, formerly in the Adams papers, are available in the Minnesota State Archives; filed under Office of the Adjutant General: Civil War muster rolls and related records, and Civil War returns and related records.
Related materials: There are additional materials relating to Charles Powell Adams in the Minnesota Historical Society sound and visual collections, museum collection, and manuscript collections.
Description: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 box and 7 items in 1 oversize folder)

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Correspondence; military orders, circulars, certificates, and oversize commissions; petitions; reports; and historical narratives relating primarily to the military career of Charles Powell Adams (a.k.a. C. Powell Adams) during the Civil War (April 1861-May 1864) as commander of Company H, First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and while on frontier duty (July 1864-May 1866) at Fort Abercrombie, Dakota Territory, where he was in command of the fort and Hatch's Independent Battalion of Cavalry during the period of Indian unrest following the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

The papers include information on Adams' rise through the military ranks; the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, including its actions at the Battle of Gettysburg and a claim (1903) by Adams' son that his father, not William Colvill, had led the regiment's charge at the battle; Hatch's Independent Battalion of Cavalry; progress of the Civil War and developments in the so-called Indian Wars in Minnesota and Dakota Territory; and conditions on the frontier in western Minnesota and Dakota Territory, among the Ojibwe (Chippewa) Indians, and among the Dakota (Sioux) refugees in Canada; and the history and Adams' administration of Fort Abercrombie. Correspondents include Henry Hastings Sibley, Minnesota Governor Stephen Miller, and Ignatius Donnelly.

Civil War narratives by Adams describe the organization of the First Minnesota, the regiment's journey from Fort Ripley to Bull Run, and the battle of Antietam; they are accompanied by a list of the names and dates (July 1861-July 1863) of battles in which the First Minnesota played a prominent role. Also present are photocopies, compiled by the cataloger, of biographical sketches and an obituary delineating both the military and non-military aspects of Adams' life and career.

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