Albert J. Akers
Captain, Confederate States of America Army
of Bill Furr: October 2006
Albert J. Akers was born in 1840 in Appomattox County, Virginia. He moved early in life to Nashville, Tennessee
Joining the 2nd Tennessee Infantry, he was wounded during the Battle of Franklin.
After the war, he was a lawyer in Nashville and Washington, D.C.
He married Alice Pickett on August 3, 1871, in Davidson County, Tennessee. He was Commander, Camp 171, United Confederate Veterans in Washington, DC. His wife was quoted in the January 1894 issue of Confederate Veteran magazine, “’I had rather have my picture in the Veteran than in the White House.’
Mrs. Alice Pickett Akers, on greeting the founder of the VETERAN in the dazzle of the National Capital, used the above language in a manner so natural and sweet that her picture is given.
Her handsome, eloquent, and courageous father
gave his life to the Confederacy, and her husband, Major Albert Akers,
was shot many times, and twice entirely through the body. They now reside
in Washington City.
AKERS, ALBERT J