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Adams, Thomas D. - Captain
Thomas D. Adams [son of George and Margaret Adams], a brother of the present Mrs. Colegrove [Winifred M. Adams Davis, widow of Moses W. Davis], was commissioned and served as Captain of the [Company D, Eighty-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry;] until he was shot at the battle of Chickamauga. Capt. Adams was a man of the most unfliching integrity and sterling worth, of purest morals and most inflexible courage. He was admired and beloved by the whole regiment, and his fall was more lamented than almost any of the noble ones who breathed their last at this ever memorable struggle. A letter bearing date February 11, 1863, to Mrs. M.W. Davis, from L.H. Waters, Colonel of the Eighty-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, speaks of Capt. Davis in high commendation, saying: "No man stood higher with the entire command than did he, and we will not soon forget his many virtues. True to his Christian profession under all circumstances, uniformly kind and brave, all were his friends and none his enemies. In the terrific battle of the 31st of December, he was at his post, cheering and encouraging his men, until he was wounded and carried to the rear. Badly wounded as he was, he could not forbear visiting the regiment the next day, and was received with cheers from all."
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