William Groves Morris(1825 - 1918)
Home State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Company officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 37th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had been a carpenter and millwright in Dallas, NC before the War, and joined the 37th Regiment a 1st Lieutenant of Company H in September 1861. He was elected Captain on 1 April 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in command of the regiment at Sharpsburg as senior officer present.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted Major, to date from 30 July 1862, and to Lieutenant Colonel on 29 May 1863. He was wounded and captured at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863. He was imprisoned at Johnson's Island, Ohio until February 1865.
After the War:
He returned to Gaston County and was a carpenter and farmer and served one term in the North Carolina state legislature (1876-77).
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service details from Moore's Roster1, with other biographical information accompanying his papers at the University of North Carolina.
|Birth Date: 11/20/1825 Place of Birth: Stanley Creek, NC |
Death Date: 11/29/1918 Death Place: Dallas, NC Burial Place: Kastner's Church Cemetery, Dallas, NC
1 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 3, pp. 1, 2, 34 [AotW citation 1015]
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