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Sgt William B Atwell
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 4, 1864

Sergeant Co G 27th Ohio
Killed at the battle of Nickajack Creek, Ga.
-Ohio Roster Roll of Honor

...The position of the brigade was not changed materially until the 3d of July, when we moved to the right and bivouacked for the night near Nickajack Creek. On the morning of the 4th crossed the creek and pushed forward in line of battle, with brisk skirmishing, for the distance of about a mile, when we halted in a dense wood some 300 yards from the enemy's works. The Sixty-fourth Illinois covered the front as skirmishers, the Twenty-seventh Ohio and Thirty-ninth Ohio being in line, the latter on the right, and the Eighteenth Missouri in reserve behind the center. At 6.30 p.m. the order to charge was given, the Twenty-seventh and Thirty-ninth Ohio Regiments being selected to make the assault, which was successfully made, and the works held and reversed during the night. The loss in the day's operations was 14 enlisted men killed and 7 commissioned officers and 82 enlisted men wounded.
-Report of Lieut. Col. Henry T. McDowell, Thirty-ninth Ohio Infantry, commanding First Brigade.
HDQRS. FIRST BRIG., FOURTH Div., 16TH ARMY CORPS,
East Point, Ga., September 13, 1864.
OR Series 1 - Volume 38 (Part III) page 490.

July 3, marched twelve miles toward Sandtown. 4th, encountered the enemy's skirmishers, near Nickajack Creek, and drove them to their works about one mile east of Ruff's Mill. At 6.30 p.m. charged in line of battle, accompanied by the Twenty-seventh Ohio on our left, and carried the works, with a loss of 5 enlisted men killed...
-Numbers 555. Report of Major John S. Jenkins, Thirty-ninth Ohio Infantry.
HDQRS. THIRTY-NINTH Regiment OHIO VET. VOL. INFTY.,
Near East Point, Ga., September 7, 1864.


39th Ohio
M V Chambers
M O Smith

64th Illinois
J H Hadley

27th Ohio
S A Gibboney
W Sloan
W B Atwell
W Jaynes
E M Smiley
A J McFarren

39th Ohio
Daniel Nye

64th Illinois
John F Smith
Jacob Einigen
Charles S Griffin
A K Natonyl
Max Voglesany
John Cunningham

ATWELL, W B
DATE OF DEATH: 07/04/1864
BURIED AT: SECTION F SITE 5023
-VA 
 
Burial:
Marietta National Cemetery
Marietta
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Plot: F-5023
 
Created by: Janet
Record added: Dec 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32317669
Sgt William B Atwell
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- Veteran's family
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