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Charles Adams (December 19, 1845August 19, 1895) was a United States Army officer and diplomat. He was born in Pomerania, Germanymarker, in 1845, the son of Karl Heinrich and Maria J. Mackman Schwanbeck.


He fought in the American Civil War. Adams dropped the Schwanbeck surname sometime around 1870, when he married Margaret Thompson Phelps and was appointed a brigadier general of the Colorado Militia. He also served as the agent to the Ute Tribe through 1874, when he became a post office inspector. In 1880, he was appointed the United States minister to Boliviamarker. In that position, he served as the arbitrator of confederences on the Bolivia and Chilemarker Wars. He remained in that position through 1882.

He returned to Colorado and became engaged in the manufacture of glass, and mining and mineral water development. He died in Denver, Coloradomarker, in 1895.

References

  • Who Was Who in America: Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Quincy Who's Who, 1963.



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