Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Morris Atkins, Co. A, 49th Tennessee Infantry, CSA
February 12: Thomas Morris Atkins was born to Henry and Sallie Atkins in Stewart Cunty, TN.
The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Stewart County, TN showed Thomas’ father, Henry, as the head of household. He was a farmer and owned 14 slaves.
The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Stewart County, TN showed Thomas’ father, Henry, as the household. Henry was a farmer and owned 21 slaves.
July 17: Thomas married Lucinda Cook in Stewart County, TN.
***Thomas separated from his first wife Lucinda.***
April 7: Thomas married Mary Cowardin in Alexander County, IL.
June 9: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Todd County, Kentucky showed Thomas and Mary living with his father, step-mother and siblings. His father was a farmer. Thomas had no occupation listed.
November 29: Thomas enlisted in the C.S. Army. He mustered into Co. A 49 TN Infantry in Clarksville, TN. He was a 1st Lieutenant.
December 28: Thomas was elected to the rank of Captain.
February 16: Thomas was captured at Fort Donelson. Descriptive prisoner of war record. Height: 5ft 11in, Eyes: Dark, Hair: Dark, Age: 35.
April 24: He was transferred to Camp Chase and then on to Johnson’s Island, OH.
September: Thomas was sent to Vicksburg, MS for exchange.
June 11: Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
November 30: Thomas was captured for the second time while fighting at the Battle of Franklin. He was sent to Johnson’s Island.
June 20: Thomas was released from prison.
August 25: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Todd County, KY showed Thomas, a farmer, living with his wife and four children.
June 2: An article appeared in the Leaf-Chronicle. Weekly, Clarksville, TN.
Thomas lived in Sumter County, FL, growing oranges.
June 1: Thomas Morris Atkins died in Sumter County, FL, but was buried in Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN.
June 3: Thomas’ obituary appeared in the Leaf-Chronicle. Weekly, Clarksville, TN.
December 2: A posthumous article remembering the Battle of Franklin and Col. Thomas Atkins appeared in the Leaf-Chronicle. Weekly, Clarksville, TN.