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Confederate (CSA)


Lewis Ginter

(1824 - 1897)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Thomas' Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

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]