In the July - August muster roll, Pvt. Akins was listed as absent, in the hands of the enemy. He was captured on June 11, 1864 during the battle of Trevillian Station at Louisa Court House. He arrived at Fortress Monroe June 20th and transferred to Elmira Prison N.Y. on July 25, 1864.
David W. Akins died September 17, 1864 and is buried at Elmira in grave # 275.