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Adam Badeau

Army Officer/Diplomat/Author

Centurion, 1859–1895

Born 29 December 1831 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 19 March 1895 in Ridgewood, New Jersey

Buried Old Dutch Burial Ground, Sleepy Hollow, New York

Proposed by Charles P. Daly

Elected 3 December 1859 at age twenty-seven

Proposer of:

Century Memorial

Adam Badeau, who, before the Civil War, was a writer for the press, and gave evidence of literary facility, achieved fame and fortune through his connection with General Grant, upon whose staff he served as military secretary during the last year of the War. He was rewarded for his services, by the characteristic generosity of his chief, with rank in the army and important diplomatic appointments, the most lucrative of which was that of Consul-General to London, which he filled for many years.

His principal contribution to literature was the Military History of General Grant, in three volumes; and his relations to that distinguished soldier during his life, and with his family after his death, made him a conspicuous figure before the American public.

Henry E. Howland
1896 Century Association Yearbook