(1838 - 1902)
Home State: Texas
Education: Baylor College, Soule University
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Texas Infantry
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
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]