(1824 - 1897)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Staff
Unit: Thomas' Brigade
He was appointed Major and Commissary to General J. R. Anderson on 1 May 1862, and went to Colonel Thomas' staff in July 1862.
On the Campaign
From Colonel Thomas' Report:
Major Lewis Ginter, Lieutenant William Norwood, and Lieutenant John Tyler, of the staff, performed their duties with gallantry on the field, and I take this occasion to acknowledge their valuable services to me.
The rest of the War
He was paroled 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
After the War
He was an "extremely wealthy tobacco merchant at Richmond, VA". In 1875, he founded the Allen & Ginter Tobacco Company, which produced the first prepackaged cigarettes.
References & notes
Service from Krick.1
04/04/1824; New York City, NY
10/02/1897; Richmond, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
1 Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 136 [AotW citation 17578]