He served in the Civil War; enlisting in Jackson County in Company G, 62nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment.
Adolphus and members of his unit were captured as Prisoners of War on 09 Sep 1863 at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. He was transferred to Camp Douglas, Illinois - A Union Prisoner of War camp named in honor of Stephen A Douglas; the famous Illinois Legislator and Abraham Lincoln rival. This camp would become known as "Eighty Acres of Hell". Adolphus would not be released until 16 Jun 1865, after spending some 21-months in brutal misery.
U.S., Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865 SOLDIER, VETERAN & PRISONER ROLLS & LISTS Image NAME: Adolphus Stephens
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 SOLDIER, VETERAN & PRISONER ROLLS & LISTS NAME: Adolphus M . Stephens MILITARY: North Carolina