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Brigadier General Daniel W. Adams - Vicksburg National Military Park
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N 32° 21.406 W 090° 50.886
15S E 702487 N 3582017
Quick Description: This bronze bust, on a granite pedestal, is located north of the parking for Tour Stop #11 on the Confederate Avenue Tour Road.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 1/5/2015 5:49:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMN6KQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This bronze bust, on a granite pedestal, is located north of the parking for Tour Stop #11 on the Confederate Avenue Tour Road. The text of the plaque reads:
DANIEL W ADAMS


Col. 1st Louisiana Infantry
Brig. General C. S. Army
Commanding Brigade
Breckinridge's Division
Johnston's Army


From Wikipedia:
Daniel W. Adams

"Daniel Weisiger Adams (May 1, 1821 – June 13, 1872) was a lawyer anda brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

Adams was promoted to brigadier general on May 23. 1862. He led his brigade at the battles of Perryville and Stones River. He was wounded again, in the left arm, at Stones River on December 31, 1862.

Adams returned to duty in early 1863 and led his brigade at the siege of Jackson, Mississippi under General Joseph E. Johnston. Under the command of General Braxton Bragg, Adams's brigade fought at the Chickamauga. Adams's brigade broke through the Union lines on the second day of the battle but they were driven back by Union Army reinforcements. Adams again was wounded, in the left arm, and captured."



Details on the sculpture from Smithsonian: Brig. General Daniel W. Adams

"SCULPTOR: Unknown

SUBJECT:
Adams, Daniel W

MEDIUM:
Bust: bronze;
Base: pink and gray polished granite

TYPE:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures

OWNER/LOCATION:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Administered by Vicksburg National Military Park 3201 Clay Street, Box 349 Vicksburg Mississippi 39180
Located Vicksburg School Confederate Avenue Vicksburg Mississippi

TOPIC:
History--United States--Civil War
Portrait male--Bust
Occupation--Military--General

CONTROL NUMBER:
IAS MS000272

NOTES:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Mississippi survey, 1993
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, MS7051, 1989, 1989

SUMMARY:
A bust of Brigadier General Daniel W. Adams, dressed in military uniform, wearing a mustache and goatee, placed atop a two-sectioned base with an inscribed plaque on the upper front.

DATA SOURCE:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
Union or Confederacy: Confederacy - South

General's Name: Brigadier General Daniel W. Adams

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