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Charles P. Atwood
Born 1840

CHARLES P. ATWOOD, farmer, Cass Twp., Sec. 5; P.O. Anamosa; was born in Susquehanna Co., Penn., in 1840; he came to Jones Co. in the spring of 1859; he enlisted May 15, 1861, in the 1st I.V.C., Co. K; he served nearly five years, receiving his final discharge on March 15,1866; he was in active service during all the time he was in the army; prominent among the battles and campaigns in which he participated, the following may be mentioned: Prairie Grove, December 7, 1862; Bayou Meter, Ark.; capture of Little Rock, Ark., September 10, 1863; Steele's Red River Campaign. He came home on veteran furlough; returned to his regiment June 18, 1864; operated in Missouri for some time; served under Gens. Pleasanton and A. J. Smith; returned to St. Louis, thence to Arkansas, thence to Pine Bluff, thence to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Guntown, Miss., etc.; was finally mustered out of service at Austin, Texas, February 16, 1866; final discharge, March 16, 1866. He returned to Jones Co. Was married in December, 1867, to Susan J. Porter; they have five children—Clarence B., Leola A., Isora, Hurvy and Charles. Mr. Atwood located on his present farm in December, 1867

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 688.


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