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44th Georgia Infantry (CSA)
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Name: James C. AtkinsonRank: Private Company: I

Born about 1829 to family of James Atkinson in possibly Morgan or possibly Greene County. Married Theodotia Wray 13 September 1857 in Greene County. Was a farm overseer immediately before the war in Morgan County. James C. Atkinson enlisted in the Morgan County contingent that formed half of Company I, 44th Georgia. His lieutenant's diary places him in the fighting of 2-3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville. He was captured at Spotsylvania 10 May 1864. POW at Ft. Delaware until exchanged in March 1865 as a sick prisoner of war. Immediately entered the hospital and died in Richmond of disease on 27 March 1865. Buried in Hollywood Cemetery in that city, grave # W-487. His son William Lee Atkinson married Hattie Cornelia Jackson, the daughter of fellow 44th Georgia soldier Isaac M. Jackson. They are the submitter's great grandparents.

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