Atwood, Henry L.
Age: 34, credited to Stowe, VTVITALS
Birth: 10/02/1830, Stowe, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Mountain View Cemetery, San Bernardino, CA
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My great-grandfather, Lorenzo M. Atwood was attached to the Sixth Infantry, Company A, during the civil war. He was wounded in the battle of the Wilderness.
He was shot in the jaw on the first day of battle and the surgeons didn't think he would survive. They left him, with the bullet in his face for three days before they would operate. He, himself held the pan under his jaw while they scraped the bone.
Lorenzo, died from that wound many years later1, when cancer sit in. From the time of the wound, until his death, he would have a crooked smile.
I have, to this day, the bullet they took out of his face and also his discharge papers from the service, stating that the reason for the discharge, from wounds in battle.
Robert L. Ryan
Footnote: Lorenzo, 1847-1898, is buried in the town cemetery in Lympus, between Bethel and Rochester; the same cemetery contains another of Robert's ancestors, Samuel B. Young, who served in Co. A, 16th Infantry Regiment. (webmaster)