Adolphus Washington Greely

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Adolphus Washington Greely was a notable American Army officer, polar explorer and recipient of the Medal of Honor. - AsNotedIn


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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
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Union Soldier Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery Leesburg
1844/03/27 Adolphus Washington Greely, son of John Balch and Frances Cobb Greely, is born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He will attend the First Presbyterian Church of Newburyport. Born Old South Church, Newburyport Newburyport
1861/10/00 Lincoln chats with Private Dolph Greely who guards the East Room. Learning Dolph is in Company D of the 19th Mass Volunteer Infantry, Lincoln says to him, "I'll bet your a pack of wildcats." US Private White House East Room The White House
1862/09/17 Dolphus Greely of the 19th Mass Volunteer Infantry, is wounded at Antietam. Wounded Union Soldier Antietam National Battlefield Sharpsburg, MD Battle of Antietam
1878/06/00 Henrietta Hadson Nesmith marries Lieutenant Adolphus Washington Greely in San Diego, California. Groom
1935/03/27 In the East Room of the White house, President Roosevelt slips the Congressional Medal of Honor over the head of Adolphus Greely. "You richly merit this, General Greely", say FDR shaking the General's hand. Medal of Honor Recipient White House East Room The White House
1935/10/20 Adolphus Washington Greely dies at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC. Died
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