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Sgt Benjamin F. Atkins
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Birth: 1829
New Paltz
Ulster County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Name: Benjamin F Atkins ,
Enlistment Date: 20 October 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Unit Numbers: 1591 1591 1514 1514
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 October 1861 at the age of 34
Enlisted in Company F, 87th Infantry Regiment New York on 04 February 1862.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 01 March 1862
Transferred Company F, 87th Infantry Regiment New York on 06 September 1862
Transfered in Company F, 40th Infantry Regiment New York on 26 September 1862.
Wounded on 02 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA
Died of wounds Company F, 40th Infantry Regiment New York on 09 July 1863 in Gettysburg, PA



40th Regiment Infantry "Mozart Regiment" "Constitution Guard"


Organized at Yonkers, N.Y., June 27, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., July 4, 1861. Duty near Alexandria until August 4. Attached to Howard's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Sedgwick's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.


SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, and on the Upper Potomac, until March, 1862. Operations on the Potomac October 21-24, 1861. Action at Ball's Bluff October 21. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va., March 17. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Oak Grove near Seven Pines June 25; Jordan's Ford June 29; Savage Station June 29; White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30; Malvern Hill July 1; Turkey Bend July 3. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-26. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 26-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Picket duty at Conrad's Ferry until October. Movement up the Potomac to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 13-14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6, 1864. Near Brandy Station until May. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Laurel Hill May 8; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or "Bloody Angle" May 12. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 21-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mill, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. White Oak Road March 29-30. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville until May 2. March to Washington, D.C., May 2-15. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 27, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 228 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 170 Enlisted men by disease. Total 410.
 
 
Inscription:

BENJAMIN F. ATKINS.
CO. F. REGT. 40.
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: NY Section B, Grave 58
 
Created by: Bernie A.
Record added: Jan 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13077579
Sgt Benjamin F. Atkins
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Sgt Benjamin F. Atkins
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Sgt Benjamin F. Atkins
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Sergeant, Company F, 40th New York Volunteer Infantry
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