Warren Adams (November 28, 1838 – November 5, 1884) was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Confederate States Army from lower Richland County, South Carolina. He was in command of the First South Carolina Infantry Regiment at Battery Wagner, and he served under General Matthew Calbraith Butler in the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry.
Lieutenant Colonel Warren Adams, C.S.A.
|Born||November 28, 1838|
Minervaville, South Carolina, United States
|Died||November 5, 1884|
Richland County, South Carolina
|Resting place||St. John's Congaree Episcopal Church, Congaree, South Carolina|
|Spouse(s)||Nathalie Heyward (daughter of Nathaniel Heyward)|
|Relations||James Hopkins Adams (father)|
Joel Adams (great grandfather)
Robert Adams II (first cousin once removed)
Joel Adams II (great uncle)
|Alma mater||The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina Class of 1859|
|Committees||Commandant of the Corps of Cadets, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Branch/service||Confederate States Army infantry/cavalry|
|Years of service||1861-1865|
|Commands||1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment Battery Wagner|
2nd South Carolina Cavalry
Warren Adams was born in Minervaville, South Carolina, in 1838 to Governor James Hopkins Adams and Jane Margaret Scott. His great-grandfather is Joel Adams, planter, veteran of the American Revolution, and the patriarch of the Adams family of South Carolina. He graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in 1859, where he was the Commandant of the Corps of Cadets. Adams was also a French professor at The Arsenal Academy, and taught at The Hillsboro Academy in North Carolina.  He married Nathalie Heyward, daughter of Nathaniel Heyward, and had nine children, four of whom survived him.
During the American Civil War he served in many engagements. In 1863, he was in command of Confederate Battery Wagner, in Charleston, South Carolina where the Confederates defeated the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry under the command of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw.  Later in the War, Adams was in the service of General Matthew Calbraith Butler in Hampton's Legion of the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry. While leading his men, he was shot from the saddle in 1865 at the Battle of Bentonville, N.C., and fell into the arms of General Matthew Calbraith Butler. He survived his wounds and went on to live out his life at Stony Hill Plantation, Kingsville, S.C.
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