James Adams, Jr. Merged profile that needs help

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This profile was on a list of uncleaned profiles after merging.  The merge took place in 2015.  I'm not positive it was a good merge as there are sources for James Adams Jr. as a revolutionary soldier and also in the Civil War.  All the sources come from the sources attached to an ancestry tree.  I've cleaned up the duplicated headings and also footnoted the sources so it's not quite a mess. But, this profile needs help.  It looks like James was a revolutionary soldier (and not part of the CSA).  He should have an American Revolution sticker, profile information about his service, etc.  Also, his sources should really be confirmed as they are pretty shaky (no page numbers, no links to online records except the Ancestry tree, etc.)  And, location details.

Any revolutionary war buffs interested?
WikiTree profile: James Adams
in The Tree House by Kathy Zipperer G2G6 Pilot (231k points)

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The American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War were almost 100 years apart, so he could not have been in both of them. Given his birth date, he was in the Am. Rev. War. He died 30 years before the Civil War started and I removed that info which is obviously for a younger guy with the same name.

I have an ancestry.com account but all of the ancestry.com links on the profile are broken ... I left them there in case someone knows how to pull info from them.  

I cleaned the profile up with inline citations but am not knowledgeable about the different categories that should be applied. And am also leaving the Revolutionary stuff for the buffs you asked for :)
by N. Gauthier G2G6 Mach 4 (46.9k points)
Thanks so much.  I figured that the links were broken, but I tidied them up  just in case   If I get some time tonight  I'll start finding the original sources that were referred to and put those in.

I removed some of the duplicated info but it was just too much for one session

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