(1843 - 1932)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 16 year old on his parent's farm at Rocky Mount in Meriwether County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company B, 13th Georgia Infantry on 15 May 1862 in Savannah, GA. He was on furlough for 90 days from 7 June to 7 September 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by a gunshot in action at Sharpsburg, MD on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was admitted to the CS General Hospital in Charlottesville, VA on 23 September, sent on to Lynchburg the next day, and was on wounded furlough to 1 December 1862. He was wounded again, probably at Gettysburg, and was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 26 July 1863. He was sent back to his Company on 17 August 1863. He was listed as absent without leave in August 1864, the last record for the 13th regiment.
He may have been the J.C. Norris who enlisted 1 May 1864 in Newnan, GA as a Private in Company B of the First Georgia Cavalry. There is no later record for him in that unit.
After the War
By 1880 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer near Luthersville in Meriwether County. By 1930 he had retired and was living with his son Joe in Luthersville.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, and Henderson,2 both as J.C. Norris. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, 1880-1910, and 1930. His gravesite is on Findagrave; he also has a recent government marker which oddly lists the 1st Georgia Cavalry, but not the 13th Infantry.
He married Frances Elizabeth Perdue (1850-1927) in November 1864 and they had 11 children.
06/25/1843; Meriwether County, GA
12/01/1932; Luthersville, GA; burial in Luthersville City Cemetery, Luthersville, GA
1 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 28539]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 28540]