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Adam J. Slemmer
  Category:   Union General
 
  Born:   24 Jan 1829  at  Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, US  
 
  Died:   7 Oct 1868  at  Fort Laramie, Dakota Territory  

Overview:   Adam Slemmer was a lieutenant in the US Army in 1861. He was responsible for moving his command from Fort Barrancas to Fort Pickens, securing Fort Pickens for the Union at the beginning of the Civil war.
 
Biography:   He was badly wounded at Stones River.

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Selected sources:
Eicher, John H. & David J. Civil War High Commands. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001.
Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Blue - Lives of the Union Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999.

 
Principal Battles:  
  • Stones River (1862 )


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