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Federal (USV)

Private

Abram Atkins

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 19 August 1862 at age 21 and mustered as Private on 25 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was treated in hospitals in Frederick, MD and York, PA, and rejoined his unit on 1 October 1863 in Tennessee. He was slightly wounded in action at Suandersville, GA, date not given. He mustered out with his Company on 8 June 1865 in Washington, DC.

After the War

He applied for a Federal Pension on 25 March 1886 (#567234).

References & notes

Basic information from Toombs1. Service from Stryker.2 Further details from a brief bio in Historical Sketch of Co. "D", 13th Regiment, N.J. Vols (1875) by members of the "D" Society.

Birth

c. 1841; Boonton, NJ

Notes

1   Toombs, Samuel, Reminiscences of the War ... the Thirteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, Orange (NJ): The (Orange) Journal, 1878, pp. 21 - 22  [AotW citation 7849]

2   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William S. Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, pg. 640  [AotW citation 17157]