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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Milton Elkins

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 49th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Fiery Run, Fauquier County, he enlisted as Private, Company A (later E), 49th Virginia Infantry, on 10 July 1861 at Culpeper Court House.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in Rappahannock County, VA on 10 November 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 His memorial is on Findagrave.

He married his cousin Sarah Ann Elkins in July 1853 and they had at least one child, son George (1855-1928).

More on the Web

Some of his wartime letters to his wife are in the Library of Virginia [listing].


1833; Fauquier County, VA


11/10/1862; Rappahannock County, VA


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Virginia, Published 2005, <>, Source page: /virginia/infantry/49va_inf/49th_inf_regt_roster_e.html   [AotW citation 25807]