Corp Milton Atkinson

Corp Milton Atkinson

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 8 Sep 1863 (aged 36–37)
Limestone, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Plot UNKN
Memorial ID 96261968 · View Source
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Milton Atkinson, at age 25, enlisted in the Union Army at Napoleon Ohio on 31 July 1862. He was mustered into Company B.100th Ohio Volunteers at Napoleon, Ohio on September 1, 1862. He enlisted as a corporal.
was killed during the small but horrific battle at Limestone Station in East Tennessee. The 100th Ohio was completely annihilated in this battle.



Milton married Anna M Strole 24 Dec 1854 date in Napoleon Ohio. They had four children.
Florence Atkinson 1855 – 1922
Alfred E Atkinson 1857 – 1935
Everett Nelson Atkinson 1860 – 1937
Isabelle Atkinson 1863 – 1883
[Exact birth dates for each child may be found in the widow's pension file. Only death dates of Alfred and Everett are known for sure.]

Son Alfred E Atkinson was living with half-sister Cora Waite Prentis, divorced (b. 1875) in the 1910 census for Henry Co. Ohio. See Find A Grave Memorial# 35890867

Son Everett Nelson Atkinson's death date: 10 Nov 1937 death place: Brazoria County, Texas [Death Certificate]


About the Battle: Taken from http://www.tngenweb.org/
washington/military/BtlLimestoneSta.htm

"The Union regiment that Love's North Carolinians would soon be fighting was the 100th Ohio Infantry. Like most of the men of Jackson's brigade, the men of the 100th had seen little or no action. Organized in and around Toledo, Ohio, from July to September of 1862, the regiment had seen plenty of hard marching in Kentucky, mostly in response to Confederate cavalry raids. But for the regiment and its commander, Edwin L. Hayes, this was to be the first real fight. ...... When the retreating Federals realized the rail route to Greeneville was blocked by a burning railroad trestle, the 100th Ohio halted at the old Embree stone house at Telford and began digging in, to guard the rail line and wait for reinforcements. ............
Of the 100th Ohio only a few escaped capture. Local historian John Fain Anderson wrote of an interview with Nolichucky River ferryman Nicholas Earnest, who helped the men escape. Earnest "crossed them over and took their names down in his book -35 of them - all most entirely exhausted, the worst besmeared men he had ever seen." After the battle, the Ohio troops were placed aboard a train bound for the prisons in Richmond. The North Carolinians and Kentuckians lost little time in replacing their weapons with the new Enfields captured from the Federals. Washington County native Col. J.L. Bottles who was very familiar with the Limestone area was mentioned in official reports as "among the men who by their gallantry contributed to this result men whose bravery could not be exceeded.""


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  • Maintained by: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • Originally Created by: Bert Waits
  • Added: 30 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96261968
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Milton Atkinson (1826–8 Sep 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96261968, citing Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (contributor 48353502) .