Private Joel Atwood’s Arrest and Release


In September 1864, a group of the Fifty-First’s officers sent Private Atwood to Wilmington to procure provisions for them. Atwood was arrested and confined upon his return to Charleston. The officers appealed to General Clingman, and the general ordered Atwood’s release.

Officers’ Appeal to Clingman

Clingman Papers, Folder 15, Scan 30

Clingman’s Request to Release Atwood

Clingman Papers, Folder 15, Scan 51

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