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Isaac W Adkins
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Birth: 1844
Fall Creek
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1864
Cobb County
Georgia, USA

Isaac W Adkins, Co K 78th Illinois Infantry

Residence PAYSON, ADAMS CO, IL Age 18 Height 5'7 Hair AUBURN Eyes BROWN Complexion MEDIUM Marital Status SINGLE Occupation FARMER

Service Record
Joined AUG 15, 1862 PAYSON, IL
Joined By CPT VERNON Period 3 YRS
Muster In SEP 1, 1862 QUINCY, IL

-Illinois Civil War database

2nd Brigade (Mitchell), 2nd Division (Davis), 14th Army Corps (Palmer)
...In the advance of the line on the 19th it was found the enemy had taken to his main works on Kenesaw Mountain and around Marietta. Our line was formed at the base of the mountain, where we remained until the night of the 25th, subjected to a continuous shelling from the rebel batteries on Kenesaw [Mountain]... After a nights march the morning of the 26th found us in rear of the Fourth Corps, facing to the east. On the 27th the regiment participated in that ever-memorable assault upon the enemy's works around Kenesaw [Mountain]. By reference to list of killed and wounded you will see that it sustained a heavy loss. Of the commissioned officers, First Lieut. George A. Brown, Company A, was mortally wounded, and died three days after. Capt. William B. Akins, Company K, slight wound in the head by piece of shell, and Capt. Thomas L. Howden, Company G, slight in head and back by shell. Though the enemy's works were not carried, yet the line in which the Seventy-eighth advanced held its ground, and intrenched itself less than 100 yards from the enemy's main line of fortifications...
-from The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. ; Series 1 - Volume 38 (Part I) page 688

Men of the 78th Illinois killed in this battle were originally buried 250yds N of Brake's house and 1/2 mile S of the Dallas Rd 11 graves of 78th Illinois: Stahl, Adkins, Mewmaw, Blake, Pierce, Manlove, John R--- (Co D 78th IL not found in roster), James, Michaels, Thomas, McWilliams.
-U.S., Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries

Repulse of Forest's attack on Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 3. Moved to Franklin, Tenn., February 12, and duty there till June 23. Actions at Franklin March 4, April 10 and June 4-5. March to Triune, Murfreesboro and thence to Army near Shelbyville, June 24-28. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 28-July 7. Occupation of Shelbyville July 1. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 24-25. Chickamauga Station November 26 (Regiment temporarily attached to 15th Army Corps, November 24). March to relief of Knoxville November 29-December 17. Duty at Rossville, Ga., till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Reconnoissance from Rossville to La Fayette April 11-13. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Advance on Dallas May 19-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 9-July 2. Pine Mountain June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27.
-from National Park Service Battle Unit Details
Family links: 
  William P Adkins (1813 - 1882)
  Ora Esther Davis Adkins (1820 - 1906)
  Thomas Stanton Adkins (1839 - 1920)*
  Isaac W Adkins (1844 - 1864)
  Margaret A. Adkins (1846 - 1880)*
  Nancy Caroline Adkins Gay (1849 - 1931)*
  David J. Adkins (1852 - 1915)*
  James Milton Adkins (1857 - 1929)*
  Daniel Charles Adkins (1866 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Marietta National Cemetery
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Plot: I-9393
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Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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