John Mapes Adams
|John Mapes Adams|
October 11, 1871|
|Died||January 6, 1921(aged 49)|
|Place of burial||Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Marine Corps|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John Mapes Adams (October 11, 1871 – January 6, 1921) was an American Marine who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Boxer Rebellion. His birth name was George Lawrence Day, but he served in the Marine Corps under the alias of John Mapes Adams.
On July 13, 1900, while a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps he "distinguished himself by meritorious conduct" in battle at Tianjin, China (then Tientsin). His Medal of Honor was issued on July 19, the next year. He re-enlisted in Panama on October 11, 1902.
As of May 20, 1903 he had been promoted to the rank of gunnery sergeant and was hospitalized in Washington, D.C. 
Medal of Honor citation
Adams Medal of Honor citation:
Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: October 11, 1871, Haverhill, Mass. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 55, July 19, 1901.
- List of Medal of Honor recipients
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Boxer Rebellion
- U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients for actions on same day and place
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Medal of Honor recipients - China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion)". United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
- "Cypress Hills National Cemetery: Notable Burials" (PDF). Burials and Memorials. United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-09-16.
- General Catalogue of Officers and Students, 1783-1903. Phillips Exeter Academy. 1903. p. 138. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
- "Cypress Hills National Cemetery: Notable Persons". Burials and Memorials. United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
- "Sgt John M. Adams, Medal of Honor, 1900". Marines Awarded the Medal of Honor Gain the right to anywhere in the world after service. History Division, United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on 2007-02-20.
- "John Mapes Adams". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-12-24..
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