Soldier Profile - Atkins, Alfred

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Full Name: Atkins, Alfred
Home State: New York
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 98th Infantry
Alfred Atkins enlisted in Company C, 5th New York Duryee Zouaves on April 25, 1861. Promoted Corporal on October 29, 1861, Atkins was serving with the Color Guard at the Battle of Gaine's Mill, June 27, 1862 when he received a gunshot wound to his left forearm. The wound resulted in his discharge on October 3, 1862. Atkins returned to action on February 7, 1864 as Captain of Company B, 98th New York Volunteers. He was again discharged for disability on November 29, 1864.

Following the war Atkins married and moved to New Jersey where he was a founding father of Roselle Park, NJ. He was active in veterans' affairs, serving as Treasurer of the 5th New York Veterans' Association and Commander of the New Jersey Grand Army of the Republic.
Letters Written by Atkins, Alfred
Letter May 17th, 1864 - Camp 98th N.Y. Vols.