PVT Gouveneur H. Adgate
Record NO: (3)
Rank / Rate
War of Service
Date of birth
May 3, 1842
Place of birth / home town
Family Members
Son of Charles H. & Mary A (Carlile) Adgate
High School
Enlistment Date
August 30, 1861
Union Army
Service Number
Unit / Ship / duty Station
Co B 81st Ohio Volunteers
Date of Casuality
Oct 03, 1862
Cause of Death or Status
Place of Incident
Battle of Corinth: Corinth Adams, Mississippi
Place of Burial or Memorial
Corinth National Cemetery Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi
https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/gouveneur-h-adgate-24-38yxlgk Son of Charles H. & Mary A (Carlile) Adgate: Age 20 Years 5 Months. Alcorn County, MS | Oct 3 - 4, 1862 From October 3 to 4, 1862, a Confederate army under the command of Gen. Earl Van Dorn attacked the vital city of Corinth, Mississippi. During the two-day battle, Van Dorn’s army gained initial success but was ultimately defeated due to a stiff Federal defense led by William S. Rosecrans. How It Ended Union Victory. After opening up a second attack along the entrenched Federal lines, Van Dorn’s army was met with a stout Federal defense. With his men unable to break through the Federal defenses, Van Dorn decided to retreat from the field. In Context In the late summer of 1862, Confederate armies were on the march everywhere in the western theater. The main thrust was General Braxton Bragg and his Army of Mississippi, who were preparing to invade Kentucky, where he hoped to capture the state and force a turnaround in the Union gains earlier that year. To accomplish this, Bragg had to separate the two major Union armies in the area, the Army of the Ohio under General Don Carlos Buell, based in northern Alabama, and the Army of the Tennessee under General Ulysses S. Grant, based in the Memphis area. Bragg tasked both General Sterling Price and General Earl Van Dorn to keep Grant in lower Tennessee to combine their two armies and attack the vital southern town of Corinth, Mississippi.