Officers of the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry at Army of the Potomac Headquarters - Petersburg VA, August 1864
Captain Charles Francis Adams II (second from right) Adams served in the Union Army. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry on December 28, 1861. He was promoted to Captain on December 1, 1862. He fought with distinction during the Gettysburg Campaign, where his company was heavily engaged at the Battle of Aldie. He was mustered out of service on September 1, 1864.