There is a list of Adkins that qualify for Civil War medals that never claimed them. I believe direct ancestors can qualify under very stringent conditions. The URL above will give list and info. Here are the names.Adkins, Anderson;K; 7th Reg Cav Vols Adkins, Benton; L; 7th Reg Cav Vols Adkins, Parker; G; 8th Reg Inf Vols Adkins, Sherwood; K; 7th Reg Cav Vols Adkins, William; F; 8th Reg Inf Vols Adkins, William; K; 7th Reg Cav Vols Adkins, William; K; 8th Reg Inf Vols Adkins, William S.; G; 13th Reg Inf Vols Adkinson, Francis M.; H; 7th Reg Cav Vols
Now...may I ask a favor. I descended from William V Adkins and got into genealogy to find all known cousins and ancestors that fought in the Civil War. If you have a descendant from William that you know the unit and side they fought for...could you email or list here the name of that soldier, the unit he fought with, and his ancestry back to William V. I have found both Union and Confederate Adkins...inc two Adkins brothers that took part in Pickett's charge at Gettysburg and were captured. Thanks in advance and if you qualify for a medal, I would love to see a photo of it.