James W. AtkinsonHome State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 33rd North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company G, 33rd North Carolina Infantry in April 1861. He first saw combat at New Berne, NC on 14 March 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant in March 1862, and slightly wounded at Cold Harbor, VA.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was shot through both hands at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in the hip at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was appointed Color Bearer of the regiment on 9 May 1864. He was again wounded near Petersburg, VA and at Reams' Station. He surrendered at Appomattox Court House in April 1865.
After the War:
He was in the transportation business and a manager for Standard Oil. He served a term as deputy US Marshal.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical information from the Military History1.
|Place of Birth: Fayetteville, NC |
1 Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 4, pg. 365 [AotW citation 10092]
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