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Adelbert Ames
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Military Personnel
    (October 31, 1835-April 12, 1933)
    Fought in the Civil War
    Fought in the Spanish-American War
    Last surviving Civil War General
    Governor of Mississippi (1868-1870 and 1874-1876)
    Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Enrolled Bills (1870-1874)
    Father of scientist Adelbert Ames Jr
    Great-grandfather of writer/actor George Plimpton
    Co-author of 'Chronicles from the Nineteenth Century'
    He married his boss's daughter (Benjamin Butler's daughter, Blanche).
    State Legislature drew up articles of impeachment against him as Governor of Mississippi.
    Much of his political career was due to the influence of his Wife's family.
    He was not a popular Governor of Mississippi.
    He was born on Halloween.
    He graduated from the U.S Military Academy 5th of 45 students in his year.
    He received the Medal of Honour when at the First Battle of Bull Run, he was wounded in the right thigh and refused to leave his guns.
    He received a commendation for his conduct in battle at Malvern Hill.
    Following the capture of his Division Commander at Gettysburg, he led his Division to safe ground at Cemetary Ridge and repelled an attack by Jubal Early's troops.
    While Governor of Mississippi, he took several steps to advance the rights of freed slaves and appointed the first black office-holders in state history.

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