|Birth: ||Nov., 1837|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1901|
Atkinson, Henry A.-Born:Nov.1837 Noxubee Co., Miss. Died:Dec.9,1901 Texas-Service Unit:2nd Ark.Regt.Co.I, 1st Sgt-Confederate Veteran-v.10, p.273-Text:W.L.Martin, Co.C-2nd Ark.Regt.:Henry A.Atkinson was born in Noynbee Co., Miss., in Nov.1837, and with his parents in early life removed to Bradley Co., Ark., where he was living when he enlisted in the Confederate army, 1861, Co.I-2nd Ark.Regt., then commanded by Col. (afterwards) Gen.T.C.Hindman. He was elected first sergeant of his company and he served throughout the entire war. W. L. Martin, Co. C, Second Arkansas Regiment: Henry A. Atkinson was born in Noxubee County. Miss., in November, 1837, and with his parents in early life removed to Bradley County, Ark., where he was living when he enlisted in the Confederate army, 1861, Company I. Second Arkansas Regiment, then commanded by Col. (afterwards) Gen. T. C. Hindman. He was elected first sergeant of his company. Comrade Atkinson served through the entire war, and left -p.274 Confederate Veteran June 1902.-an untarnished record as a soldier. The record made by the Second Arkansas Regiment under the leadership of his brigade commanders, Hardee, Hindman, Biddell, and Gordon, forms an interesting part of its history, and is well known. Comrade Atkinson contributed in his humble way to the glorious achievements of his regiment on almost every field from Woodsonville, Ky., in February, 1862, to Chickamauga. Tenn. After this he was taken prisoner and sent to Ruck Island, where he was held for eleven months. After the war was over he assumed the duties of a peaceful citizen. He married and removed to Texas. where he lived till death came on December 9, 1901. As a member of the same regiment, it affords me pleasure to send this tribute to my comrade.
Created by: Paul V. Isbell
Record added: Aug 23, 2012
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