|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1838|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1865|
Sixth Corp. Henry D. Aikins (Promoted on April 6th 1864)
Served with Co.E 1st Nevada Vol. Cav. from his enlistment Aug. 1863 until his death on April 3rd 1865 By a Pistol Shot Fired by Private Daniel Hughes of Co. E on April 2nd 1865, It is Unknown at this time (To Me) whether this was an accidental shot or a Planed Murder, As the Records seem to end suddenly, But I will Keep searching to find the Truth. Cpl. Aikins was Buried in the Fort Cemetery and there he lay forgotten until Feb. 1885 when he and the other 44 were reinterred in The Grand Army of the Republic Gen. Custer Post No.5 Section of the Lone Mountain Cemetery in Carson City Nevada.
Now Because the Original Wooden Grave Markers were used as Fire Wood during the Years 1870-85 by some of the Local Ranchers, (I Hope The Boys Haunted their Sleep for doing that) So when Moving day came there was no markers so not know who was who, They Gave the Soldiers new Stone Markers that simply Read "US Soldier"
The Attached Photo of Corp. Henry Aikins is Courtesy of The Fort Churchill Museun and I thank them for letting me copy it for find a Grave.
Lone Mountain Cemetery
Plot: GAR Section Ft. Churchill Dead
Created by: Herbert Rickards
Record added: May 29, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5492044