Born:   September 17, 1846   Dudley, Staffordshire , England

Died:   September 24, 1919   at the home of his daughter, Effie Adkins near Dagsboro , Sussex County, Delaware

Buried:   September 26, 1919   Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, Sussex County, DE.  The grave is marked with obelisk that contains information about his military service. 

After immigrating to the US from England at the age 18, James H. Adkins lied abd said he was born in Dagsboro, DE and enlisted in the US Army Company H 1st Regiment, Delaware Infantry on October 14, 1864 for the term of one year as a substitute for a Miles H. Lloyd from S.E.N.W. Fork Hundred Sussex County.  He was admitted to 2nd Div Hospital , Petersburg , VA while fighting near Munson’s Hill, VA with Debility and Rheumatism on December 24, 1864 and transferred to 2nd Div. Hospital at City Point, VA for treatment of Pleurisy till January 3, 1865 when he returned to duty.  He received an invalid pension due to Rheumatism.  This started at $8.00 in 1865 and went to $40.00 in 1936 when it ended due to his wife Hannah’s death.


Private James H. Adkins
1st Regiment, Delaware Infantry
Company H
Organized at Wilmington, Del, September 10, 1861 to July 1865.

SERVICE:   Boydton Plank Road , Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28m 1864,  Dabney’s Mills, Hatchers Run, February 5-7, 1865 .  Watkins’ House March 25.   Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.   Boydton Road and White Oak Ridge March 29-31.  Crow’s House March 31.  Fall of Petersburg April 2.  Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.  Sailor’s Creek April 6.   High Bridge , Farmville, April 7.   Appomattox Court House April 9.  Surrender of Lee an his army.  At Burkesville till May 2.  March to Washington , D. C., May 2-12.  Grand review May 23.  At Washington, D. C., till July.  Mustered out July 12, 1865 .

Above information provided by Nancy/p.w.adkinssr@worldnet.att.net

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