|Place of death||Calcutta, British India|
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Great Britain|
|Commands held||Indian Army|
Adams became Commander-in-Chief of the East India Company's troops in June 1763 following the British Declaration of War against Mir Qasim on account of the killing by Qasim's men of the British Resident at the Court of the Nawab of Bengal.
Key engagements were the Battles of Gheria in August 1763 and Udhanala in September 1763: Adams pursued Qasim's troops to the gates of Monghyr and then besieged Patna where Adams was victorious but not before Qasim had killed some 60 British prisoners. Adams followed Qasim's remaining sepoys for a few more days and then returned to Calcutta having conquered the whole of Bengal in just a few months.
Adams died in Calcutta in January 1764.
- ↑ The East India military calendar: containing the services of Generals & Field Officers, Volume 2 By John Philippart, Page 80
- ↑ Philippart, page 81
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Philippart, page 82
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