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12th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Sanford M AdamsRank: Private Company: K

Sanford was born in Tennessee in 1833. At the time of the Civil War he lived in Pickins County Alabama and was mustered into Company K (Tom Watts Rebels) of the 12th Alabama Infantry Rgt. Sanford's unit was part of the Army of Northern Virginia and he participated in every campaign until Gettysburg where he was struck in the arm on July 1, 1863. Sanford was left wounded on the field and picked up by Union forces and taken to their aide station. As a Union doctor went around talking to the wounded he asked Sanford's name. Upon learning he was an Adams, the doctor said he was an Adams from Massachusetts and ordered Sanford treated right away. Sanford's left arm was amputated and the doctors gave him the mutilated minie ball that did the damage. Sanford was released as a war invalid and sent home. He kept the gruesome souvenir for the rest of his life and his heirs have it to this day. Sanford migrated to Texas in the years after the war and in 1896 died in Richmond, Texas. He is buried in Morton Cemetary in that city with many civil war veterans.

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