Re: John William Atwell/Atwill CSA soldier
These are rolls commissioned by the state legislature of Alabama, designed to record specifics about each officer and man who ever belonged to the company. Normally soldiers who had been taken off roll due to death, discharge or other reason would never have been listed again. However, this was not a standard Confederate roll, as already mentioned. The roll was drawn up at the end of 1864, which explains the date Dec. 31, 1864.