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Charles A. Atwell
Birth: Mar. 25, 1841
Death: Nov. 2, 1863

Civil War Union Army Officer. He entered the Union Army during the Civil War with a commission of 1st Lieutenant in Knap's Battery E, Pennsylvania Volunteer Light Artillery. During the Battery's early days he was detached from it on recruiting duties, but rejoined it in February 1862. During the 1862 Spring Peninsular Campaign, he commanded the Battery's left section, but was again detached for recruiting duty in August 1862. While on that duty, his unit fought in the Battles of Cedar Mountain and Antietam. He returned in time for the Fredericksburg Campaign, and fought in the May 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville. He was wounded in the shoulder at Chancellorsville, which necessitated a month long recovery. When he returned he was promoted to Captain and commander of the unit, since Captain Knap, the previous commander, had resigned. He led the battery when it was transferred to operations in Tennessee, and received severe wounds in the October, 29, 1863 Battle of Wauhatchie, Tennessee. He lingered for four days before dying of those wounds in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Ada G Atwell (1863 - 1863)*
 
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Burial:
Allegheny Cemetery
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 12 Lot 51
 
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Record added: Nov 29, 2001
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