Spanish-American War/Conflict

Co. M, 52nd Inf.

Adams, Robert



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LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
September 8, 1898

The Sad News of the Death of Robert Adams Received in LeMars by Telegraph Wednesday Morning.

The sad intelligence of the death of Robert Adams was received in LeMars on Wednesday by Webb Freeman.  In the light of the telegrams received on Tuesday it was a case of hoping against hope and the dread news was momentarily expected by the lad’s relatives in this city.  The telegram received on Wednesday contained but few words announcing that death had ended his sufferings at 4 o’clock.

Mr. Feeman received another telegram late in the afternoon in answer to inquiries as to where the remains would be buried.  It was from Jas. Adams and read, “Will have to bury him here. Think tomorrow afternoon.”

Universal sympathy is expressed for the family in their great bereavement and the death of another boy from our midst has cast a gloom over the city.  The flags on the public buildings and at the Mower Post are floating at half mast in respect of his memory.

Robert Adams was a member of Company M, Fifty-second Iowa volunteers, and was taken sick some weeks ago.  He was sent home from Chickamauga to Chicago about two weeks ago, where he was taken care of by his mother and brothers, whose loving care and ministrations it was hoped would pull him through, but the disease had got too deep a hold on him and he passed to the great beyond, another martyr whose young life has been laid down for the sake of his country.