★★★ -Watkins, Elisha Pinson

Elisha Pinson Watkins:
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Born: 1826
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Birthplace: Coweta County Georgia
Father: James Ransom Watkins 1787 – 1880
(Buried: Watkins Burying Ground Newnan Georgia)
Mother: Emelia “Millie” Pinson 1794 – 1882
(Buried: Watkins Burying Ground Newnan Georgia)
Wife: Martha E. Watts 1835 –

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Coweta County Georgia
1853 – 1861: Georgia State Secretary of State

Civil War Career:
1861: Quartermaster for 9th​ Georgia Infantry Regiment
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 3rd​ Georgia State Troops
1862: Colonel of 3rd​ Georgia State Troops
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 56th​ Georgia Infantry Regiment
1862: Post Commander during the Summer in Atlanta Georgia
1863: Wounded during the Battle of Champion Hill
1863: Captured and Paroled at Vicksburg Mississippi
1865: Resigned as Colonel of 56th​ Georgia Infantry Regiment

Occupation after War:
Attorney in Atlanta Georgia
Georgia State Senator


Died:
June 13, 1868
Place of Death: Watkins Plantation in Coweta County Georgia
Age at time of Death: 42 years old
Cause of Death: Consumption
Burial Place: Watkins Burying Ground Newnan Georgia - (You can't visit this one without permission I was only able to get a picture of the field where he is buried)
 

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Elisha Pinson Watkins:
:CSA1stNat:
Born: 1826View attachment 385084
Birthplace: Coweta County Georgia
Father: James Ransom Watkins 1787 – 1880
(Buried: Watkins Burying Ground Newnan Georgia)
Mother: Emelia “Millie” Pinson 1794 – 1882
(Buried: Watkins Burying Ground Newnan Georgia)
Wife: Martha E. Watts 1835 –

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Coweta County Georgia
1853 – 1861: Georgia State Secretary of State

Civil War Career:
1861: Quartermaster for 9th​ Georgia Infantry Regiment
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 3rd​ Georgia State Troops
1862: Colonel of 3rd​ Georgia State Troops
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 56th​ Georgia Infantry Regiment
1862: Post Commander during the Summer in Atlanta Georgia
1863: Wounded during the Battle of Champion Hill
1863: Captured and Paroled at Vicksburg Mississippi
1865: Resigned as Colonel of 56th​ Georgia Infantry Regiment

Occupation after War:
Attorney in Atlanta Georgia
Georgia State Senator


Died:
June 13, 1868
Place of Death: Watkins Plantation in Coweta County Georgia
Age at time of Death: 42 years old
Cause of Death: Consumption
Burial Place: Watkins Burying Ground Newnan Georgia - (You can't visit this one without permission I was only able to get a picture of the field where he is buried)
Watkins led Cumming's Brigade during the Franklin Nashville Campaign
 
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