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Confederate (CSV)


Walter Nathaniel Norwood

(1838 - 1902)

Home State: Texas

Education: Baylor College, Soule University

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He moved to Texas at one year old. He enlisted as Sergeant, Company E, 5th Texas Infantry on 19 July 1861. He was wounded in action at Gaines' Mill, VA on 27 June 1862 and was commissioned Lieutenant on 24 July.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain and acting Quartermaster on 1 January 1863. He was assigned to General Gregg's staff as Quartermaster on 15 September 1864 and was with the Brigade to 1865.

After the War

He was a cotton planter, ran a cotton warehouse (W. N. Norwood & Sons), and was fire chief at Navasota, TX.

References & notes

Basic information from Polley,1 who has him as Walter S. Norwood. Details from Krick.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/20/1838 in AL


01/08/1902; Navasota, TX; burial in Oakland Cemetery, Navasota, TX.


1   Polley, Joseph Benjamin, Hood's Texas Brigade, New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1910, pp. 338-339  [AotW citation 2531]

2   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. 233  [AotW citation 17524]