Warren Adams

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Warren Adams
Lt. Colonel Warren Adams, C.S.A.jpg
Lieutenant Colonel Warren Adams, C.S.A.
Personal details
Born(1838-11-28)November 28, 1838
Minervaville, South Carolina, United States
Died(1884-11-05)November 5, 1884
Richland County, South Carolina
Resting placeSt. John's Congaree Episcopal Church, Congaree, South Carolina
Spouse(s)Nathalie Heyward (daughter of Nathaniel Heyward)
RelationsJames Hopkins Adams (father)
Joel Adams (great grandfather)
Robert Adams II (first cousin once removed)
Joel Adams II (great uncle)
William Weston Adams (great uncle)
James Uriah Adams (first cousin once removed)
Childrennine children
Alma materThe Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina Class of 1859
CommitteesCommandant of the Corps of Cadets, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Military service
AllegianceConfederate States of America Confederate States of America
Branch/service Confederate States Army infantry/cavalry
Years of service1861-1865
RankConfederate States of America Lieutenant Colonel.png Lieutenant Colonel
Commands1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment Battery Wagner
2nd South Carolina Cavalry

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.


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. [1] 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.[2] [3] 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.

Warren Adams is the first cousin (once removed) of Confederate Captain Robert Adams II of Richland County, South Carolina.


  1. ^ "Military College of South Carolina, Warren Adams". genealogytrails.com. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Lt. Colonel Warren Adams". bellsouthpwp2.net. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Lt. Colonel Warren Adams". digital.tcl.sc.edu. Retrieved November 13, 2013.