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Confederate (CSV)


Groce W. Lawrence

(1836 - 1864)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Grimes County as a Private in Company G, 4th Texas Infantry on 19 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was appointed 3rd Corporal on 1 October 1862 and was captured at Suffolk, VA in 1863. He was at Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange on 13 May 1863. He was promoted to 5th Sergeant by January 1864 but was killed in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1850. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Probably named for prominent Texan and family friend Jared Ellison Groce (1782–1839).

More on the Web

See more about Groce, the woman he wanted to marry, and her brother, also of the 4th Texas, in a post over on the blog.


02/14/1836 in TX


05/06/1864; the Wilderness, VA; burial in Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA


1   Davis, Charles E., Jr., Three years in the army: The story of the Thirteenth Massachusetts Volunteers ..., Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1894, pp. 159 - 161  [AotW citation 1846]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26696]