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Confederate (CSV)


William T. Norwood

(c. 1834 - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Company E, 6th South Carolina Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant in October 1863 but was captured near Chattanooga, TN on 29 October and sent to Camp Chase, OH by 11 November. He was transferred to Johnson's Island, OH on 14 November and died of chronic diarrhea while a prisoner there on 11 January 1864.

References & notes

His service and wound at Sharpsburg from a Company E Roster transcribed by Steve Stacey and posted online by the Darlington County SCGenWeb Project. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

The now illegible inscription on his stone is "Animis Opibusque Parati" according to an 1899 visit to his grave by W. H. H. Blackman (in Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27, pg. 108). It means "prepared in mind and resources" and is one of the two State mottoes of South Carolina.


c. 1834


01/11/1864; near Sandusky, OH; burial in Confederate Cemetery, Johnson's Island, OH