ATWOOD, LUTHER OLIVER (1846~1926) Luther Oliver Atwood was born April 19, 1846 in Cass County, Georgia to Thomas and Nancy Atwood. He enlisted in Company A of the 1st Georgia Cavalry April 1, 1863. The only record located shows him in the hospital, sick, August 10, 1864. It is possible that he fought at Chickamauga and Murfreesboro as he was enlisted at the times of those battles. On his Confederate Pension Application he said he was discharged in May of 1865.
Luther Atwood came to Texas in 1866 and made Corsicana his home. He married Julia Ellison in Van Zandt, Texas, August 3, 1875. It is undetermined if they had any children. When he applied for a confederate pension in September of 1907, Atwood had been living in Cleburne, Johnson County for three years. His wife had passed away in 1903 and he had not remarried. He listed his occupation as an advertising agent. When Atwood was admitted to the Confederate Mens Home, March 11, 1924, his roster said that he was married. We are unsure if this is correct, as there are no records indicating he was remarried. At this time, he listed his occupation as a farmer. Upon his death he wished to have notified a W.H. Jack, H.R. Stewart, and Mrs. S.E. Atwood, all of Corsicana; their relationships are uncertain. Luther Atwood died January 28, 1926 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery the next day.
Source Information from: Compiled military records, Confederate Pension Application, Death Certificate, familysearch.org, and the National Park Service website at itd.nps.gov.