Charles W. Adams
Name: Charles W. Adams
Unit: "Alexander's" Baltimore Battery, Light Arty.
Place of Birth/Residence: Smithsburg, Washington County, MD
Enlistment Date: 08/12/1862
Rank at End of Service: Private
Publisher of "Hagerstown Herald and Torchlight" newspaper after the war; elected as Doorkeeper of the United States House of Representatives in 1889.
United States Census Bureau, “1890 Special Schedule – Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows, etc.,” [database on-line], Ancestry.com; L. Allison Wilmer, J. H. Jarrett and Geo. W. F. Vernon, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Volume 1 (Baltimore: Guggenheimer, Weil, & Co., 1899), 820; Roger Keller, Roster of Civil War Soldiers from Washington County, Maryland (Clearfield Co.: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1998).