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Harvey J. Adams (b. abt 1835) served as a private in Company D, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Civil War service

Harvey Adams enlisted September 24, 1863 at Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in November 8, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

Adams is described as 5'10", light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. He was born in Johnson County, Tennessee and at the time of enlistment his occupation was "laborer".

Adams is listed as present for duty through August 1864. He next appears present for duty in May and June 1865 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Company Descriptive Book notes: "Deserted from camps near Marion Va. Dec. 20, 64. Returned to duty Apl 1, 65 in compliance with the president's proclamation."

Adams mustered out September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had been paid through August 31, 1864; owed $25.92 for clothing and received a bounty of $25 for his service.

According to War Department, Adjutant General's records dated March 1, 1887: "The notation of November 6, 1865 is cancelled. The charges of desertion Dec. 17th and 20th, 1864, against this man are removed under the provisions of the act of Congress, approved July 5, 1884. He was absent without proper authority from December 17th, 1864, to May 9, 1865."

Post-war life

Adams applied for an invalid's pension dated December 22, 1887. He was living in Tennessee at that time.

His grave has not been located.