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Confederate (CSA)


William Norwood

(1836 - 1914)

Home State: Virginia

Education: U of Virginia

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Thomas' Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

He was a lawyer in Richmond, VA before the War. He enlisted as Private, Company F, 21st Virginia Infantry on 26 April 1861. He was appointed Lieutenant and aide-de-camp to General J. R. Anderson on 11 September 1861. He was promoted to Captain and assigned as Assistant Adjutant General to Colonel Thomas on 26 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 captured in action at the North Anna, VA in May 1864, but escaped the same day. His commission was vacated July 14, 1864, by nonconfrmation, but he was re-appointed 18 July to rank from 16 June 1864. He was captured 2 April 1865.

After the War

He was a teacher in Monroe County, WV.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1




02/06/1914; 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. 232  [AotW citation 17579]