Adna Sherman, Civil War Veteran

Adna Sherman was the son of Andrew Sherman and Hannah Nelson Sherman. He was a physician and living in Lamont, Ottawa County, Michigan, in 1860.

1860 U. S. Federal Census, Lamont, Michigan

Adna Sherman, age about 38, born Canada, physician; Lydia Sherman, age about 27, born Ohio; Abby Sherman, age about 7, born Canada; Charles Nelson, age about 18, born Canada; sister of Charles, Harriet Nelson, age about 11, born Ohio.

Adna Sherman was drafted for Civil War service on October 10, 1862, and was commissioned an officer on November 12, 1862. He was assigned duty as a surgeon in the 7th Michigan Cavalry and was stationed in the war hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is listed on a consolidated.

Draft registration list of all persons of class 2 subject to do military duty in the Fourth Congressional District who were above the age of 35 and under the age of 45. Adna was mustered out on April 29, 1863.

1809-1930 History of Hospital and Nursing in Michigan by Richard R. Smith, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids Hospitals

On February 14, 1863, the following appeal was issued:

Hospital 7th Michigan Cavalry

To the Ladies :

Feeling grateful for the many acts of kindness conferred upon the men entrusted in our care, we the medical officers, 7th Michigan Cavalry, feel encouraged to solicit from the ladies of Grand Rapids further contributions in the way of bandages and lint and other suitable materials for the dressing of wounds. Experience has shown that large supplies of the above named are needed etc.

William Upjohn and Adna Sherman, surgeons

1880 Federal Census, Malad City, Oneida, Idaho

Adna Sherman, age 57, widower.

Transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
Created: 25 July 2011