Surname First Name
ADAM, ADAMS SALOMON, SOLOMON
Title/Rank Nationality
COLONEL GERMAN?
Region Social Status
OFFICER
Education Religion
 
Service Record
COUNTRY LOCATION ARRIVED RANK A DEPARTED RANK B CAPACITY PURPOSE
SWEDEN JONKOPING REGIMENT, SALOMON ADAMS 1621-01-01 LIEUTENANT 1637-12-31 COLONEL OFFICER MILITARY
SWEDEN MARQUIS OF HAMILTONS' BRITISH 1631-01-01 LIEUTENANT COLONEL 1632-12-31 OFFICER MILITARY
 
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Salomon Adam(s) was an officer in Swedish service. He started as a lieutenant in Filip von Mansfeld's regiment in 1621 and soon progressed to captain in Kristoffer Assarsson Mannerskolds regiment from Vastergotland. He then served as captain in Johan Baner's regiment from Ostergotland, and in the Jonkoping regiment. He was promoted lieutenant-colonel in this regiment and finally became its colonel, but not before a stint with Marquis of Hamilton's British Army [SSNE 1348]. With this formation he participated at the siege of Magdenburg at Christmas 1631. He was one of the parley party chosen to negotiate terms with the town. Thereafter, he returned to his own regiment and he and his regiment of Scots were at the siege of Hameln (Lower Saxon Circle) in 1633. In 1635 Salomon took part in the court-martial against the former Swedish envoy, councillor of war and councillor of court, Dr. Johannes Stalmann, who had been accused of having planned an attempt on field-marshall Banér's and chancellor Axel Oxenstierna's lives in April 1634. On 4 October 1636 Adam Salomon took part in the battle of Wittstock. .......................................................................... Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1621/4; 1622/4; 1624/2,7; 1626/1, MAJOR 7, 10,11; 1627/6,7,10,12,14; 1628/7,11,LT.COL.13,15; 1629/5-10, 13,15,17; 1630/2,9,10,12,36; 1631/22-24; 1632/5;1634/8; 1635/1,12; 1636/1,8; 1637/8; The Swedish Intelligencer: The Fourth Part (London, 1633), p.109. The following source was kindly supplied by Dr Bernd Warlich - Edmund Freiherr von USLAR-GLEICHEN,Die Belagerung von Hameln und die Schlacht bei Hessisch-Oldendorf im dreissigjährigen Kriege 1633' in Hannoverland, 4. Jg. (1897), p.349; Johann Philipp ABELINUS/Heinrich ORAEUS/Matthaeus MERIAN, Theatrum Europaeum, vol. III, (Frankfurt/M 1670), pp. 526, 545 (digbib.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/3); Hans SCHLOTTER/Hans-Werner SCHNEIDER/Heinrich-Jobst UBBELOHDE (ed.), Acta bellorum Hildesiensium. Tagebuch des Dr. Conrad Jordan von 1614 bis 1659, Hildesheim, p. 217; Klaus CONERMANN (ed.), Der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft geöffneter Erzschrein. Das Köthener Gesellschaftsbuch Fürst Ludwigs I. von Anhalt-Köthen 1617-1650, vol. 2: ders., Die Mitglieder der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft 1617-1650. 527 Biographien, Weinheim 1985, p. 225f; Klaus CONERMANN (ed.), Briefe der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft und Beilagen: Die Zeit Fürst Ludwigs von Anhalt-Köthen 1617-1650, vol. 3: 1630-1636, (Tübingen 2003), p.587.

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