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Confederate (CSV)


James W. Atkinson

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 33rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He was shot through both hands at Sharpsburg.

The rest 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 & notes

Biographical information from the Military History1.


Date not known; 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]