Adams, Henry Heberling was born on September 4, 1845 in Short Creek, Harrison County, Ohio, United States. Son of Joshua and Jane (Brown) Adams.
Educational public schools of Ohio.
Began military career as private Company F, 78th battalion Ohio National Guard, 1863, in pursuit of command of General John Morgan in his raid through Ohio. Joined Company C, 98th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, at Rossville, Georgia, March 1864. And served in Sherman’s army until March 1865.
Took part in engagements at Tunnel Hill, Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia, battles of Resaca, Rome, Dallas, Peach Tree Creek, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta and Jonesboro. Then with 2d division, 14th A. C., iin pursuit of General Forrest in N. Georgia and Alabama. Later to Rome, Georgia, and Atlanta, and on the March to the Sea, then on campaign in Carolinas, battle of Avensboro and Bentonville, North Carolina, where received gun-shot wound in face which caused his discharge, June 26, 1865.
Appointed Second lieutenant United States Army, February 23, 1866. Served in South until 1879, when went to Montana. Took part in campaigns against Sitting Bull and Gall, and other duties until 1884.
In 1885 with company at Fort Reno, Indiana Ty. Later on recruiting duty at Pittsburgh and after that in Indiana Ty., Texas, etc. Promoted First lieutenant, 1885, captain, October 1886, major, March 1899, colonel, February 10, 1903.
Served with regiment at Iloilo, P.I., 1899. Afterward commanded various posts. Commandant at Plattsburgh Barracks, New York, February 1903—.