Pvt Joseph Milton Elkins

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Death 10 Nov 1862 (aged 28–29)
Virginia, USA
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Virginia
Memorial ID 6488603 · View Source
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Joseph Milton Elkins was enlisted as a private in Company E of the 49th Virginia Infantry. He was assigned to help guard a Confederate field hospital after First Manassas in 1861, then was stationed at Fort Pickens.

In April of 1862, he came down with a case rheumatism and sent to a hospital in Richmond, VA.

During the battle of Antietam, Elkins fought with the 49th VA and was shot in the leg at Dunker Church. He was taken back to VA, but died from gangrene in his leg.

He and his wife Sarah lived in Fiery Run, VA (near Linden) with their 3 children Edward, James, and George.

From The Library of Virginia:
Elkins, Joseph Milton. Letters, 1861.
Accession 31376. 8 leaves. Photocopies.
Transcripts of letters, 1861, from Joseph Milton Elkins (1833-1862) to his wife, Sarah Ann Elkins describing various experiences in camp and battle during the first year of the War in northern Virginia. Elkins also describes the sufferings of the wounded soldiers in hospitals and the significance for troop morale of a visit from President Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) to the front after the battle of Manassas.


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  • Created by: Hermitess from VA
  • Added: 8 Jun 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6488603
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Joseph Milton Elkins (1833–10 Nov 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6488603, ; Maintained by Hermitess from VA (contributor 39720311) Unknown, who reports a Virginia.