John Atkins
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-5)
Date of Birth: 1825
Date of Death: 1908
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Politician, lawyer, farmer
Spouse: Elizabeth Porter (d. 1887), Flora Crawford
Children: John Jr. (1857-1938)
Political Party: Democratic Party
Turtledove Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Date of Death: 1868
Cause of Death: Gunshot wound
Political Party: Confederate Party
John DeWitt Clinton Atkins (June 4, 1825 – June 2, 1908) was an American politician and a member of both the United States House of Representatives and Confederate Congress from Tennessee.

John Atkins in The Guns of the SouthEdit

John Atkins (1825-1868) was President-elect Lee's nominee for the office of Postmaster General. Atkins did not live to be confirmed for the appointment, as he was gunned down by the Rivington Men during the Richmond Massacre on March 4, 1868.[1]


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