Adelbert Ames

Adelbert Ames (1835 - 1933)

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Gen. Adelbert Ames
Born in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Ormond Beach, Volusia, Florida, United Statesmap
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Gen. Adelbert Ames was Wounded in Action during United States Civil War.
Preceded by
26th Governor
Benjamin G. Humphreys

Preceded by
29th Governor

Ridgley C. Powers

Preceded by
Vacant 1861 – 1870
Secession, Civil War
& Reconstruction
Adelbert Ames
27th Governor (Military)
of Mississippi

Seal of the State of Mississippi
30th Governor

US Senator (Class 1)
from Mississippi
Seal of the US Senate

Succeeded by
28th Governor
James L. Alcorn

Succeeded by
31st Governor

John Marshall Stone

Succeeded by
Henry R. Pease


Medal of Honor (Army) Civil War Era
Medal of Honor citation

Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Artillery. Place and Date: At Bull Run, Va., July 21, 1861. Entered Service At: Rockland, Maine. Birth: East Thomaston, Maine. Date of Issue: June 22, 1894.

Remained upon the field in command of a section of Griffin's Battery, directing its fire after being severely wounded and refusing to leave the field until too weak to sit upon the caisson where he had been placed by men of his command.


Married Blanche Butler.

Children: Butler, Edith, Sarah, Blanche, Adelbert, Jr., Jessie


  1. Resigned to become Governor of Mississippi, vacant January 4, 1874 – February 3, 1874 when successor appointed.

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