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Civil War Soldiers - Underwood
|Underwood, Adin B., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born at Milford, Worcester county, Mass., May 19, 1828.
He was graduated at Brown university in 1849, took the law course at
Harvard, practiced at Worcester, and then in Boston. In April, 1861,
he became captain in the 2nd Mass. infantry; in 1862 major of the 33d
Mass. infantry, and in April, 1863, its colonel. He was engaged at
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and at Lookout
mountain received injuries which left him a cripple for life. He was
commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers Nov. 6, 1863; was
brevetted major-general Sept. 1, 1865; was surveyor of customs at
Boston, and died of pneumonia in Boston, Jan. 14, 1888.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908