Adams, Charles Francis, 2nd 1835-
Lawyer and historian; born in Boston, Mass., May 27, 1835; second son of Charles Francis, 1st; was graduated at Harvard College in 1856, and admitted to the bar two years afterwards.
During the Civil War he served in the Union army, attaining the rank of brevet brigadier-general.
He was appointed a member of the Board of Railway Commissioners of Massachusetts in 1869; and was president of the Union Pacific Railway Company in 1884-91.
In 1895 he was elected president of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
His publications include, Railroads, their origin and problems; Massachusetts, its historians and its history; Three episodes of Massachusetts history; Life of Charles Francis Adams; Richard Henry Dana, a biography, etc.
The double anniversary, 1776 and 1863.
On July 4. 1869, he delivered the following historical address at Quincy, Mass.:
Six years ago, on this anniversary, we — and not only we who stood upon the scarred and fu