Charles Follen Adams

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Charles Follen Adams
1878 CharlesFAdams Leedle Boston illus byBoz.png
Portrait of Charles F. Adams (Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1878)
Born April 21, 1842
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Died March 8, 1918(1918-03-08) (aged 75)
Occupation American poet
Language English
Subject Adams enlisted in the 13th Massachusetts Infantry during the American Civil War. He was wounded in action at Gettysburg, and taken as a prisoner of war.
Notable works
  • 1878: Leedle Yawcob Strauss, and Other Poems
  • 1885: Mother's Doughnuts
  • 1886: Cut, Cut Behind
  • 1887: Dialect Ballads
  • 1910: Yawcob Strauss, and Other Poems

Charles Follen Adams (21 April 1842 in Dorchester, Massachusetts – 8 March 1918) was an American poet.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

He received a common school education, and at the age of fifteen entered into mercantile pursuits. During the American Civil War, at age 22, Adams enlisted in the 13th Massachusetts Infantry.[3] He was wounded in action at Gettysburg, and taken as a prisoner of war.[4][5] On his release from prison, he was detailed for hospital duty.[3]

In 1872, he began writing humorous verses for periodicals and newspapers in a Pennsylvania German dialect.[5] His first published work was “The Puzzled Dutchman” which appeared in Our Young Folks.[3]

Works[edit]

Each year links to its corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

References[edit]

External links[edit]