Adelbert Hall was born in 1843, the son of Ardalissa.
Adelbert was 18 years old and possibly living in Kent County, Michigan, when he enlisted with the consent of the Justice of the Peace in Company E on May 13, 1861. He was absent in October and November of 1862, and in fact was transferred to the United States cavalry on November 6, 1862 at Washington, DC, quite possibly in Company D, Fifth U.S. Cavalry.
In 1877 his mother applied for and received a pension (no. 183261) for his service in the U. S. cavalry.