Marcellus M. Adams, Civil War Soldier
Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee
Marcellus M. Adams
Born in Salem, N.Y.,___ Son of Martin Adams,___ by occupation a Clerk,___ Unmarried,___ at the age of 31 enlisted for three years in the 27th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols,___ Company J.
Mustered into service September 20th, 1861, and was appointed Corporal,___ He took part in the movement of the regiment from Springfield to Annapolis, Md.___ Thence to Fortress Monroe, and North Carolina, and engaged in the battles of Roanoke Island and Newbern. In the latter engagement, was wounded about 10 o’clock in the forenoon, March 14th, 1862 by a grape-shot, which struck his right-leg just below the knee, breaking both bones and badly shattering the smaller one. Remained four days in an old building near the battlefield, together with Capt. Swift and other wounded, and was then carried to Academy Hospital at Newbern. About the 20th of April was furloughed at sent home, where he arrived on the 30th.___ September 24th was ordered to report at the Mason General Hospital in Boston, where he staid till he received his discharge, December 24th 1862.
Died at Springfield, Dec 24th 1876 age 49 years