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Confederate (CSV)


William H. Norwood

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Calhoun County, he mustered as Private, Company D, 12 Georgia Infantry on 10 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Private W.D. Norwood in the 3rd Virginia Infantry. No such person on rosters of 3rd Virginia and no Norwoods in Virginia service found to have died on or near the Campaign. This man is most likely, as the only W. Norwood found killed/died in Maryland in 1862. Service data from Henderson,2 who says he was "also shown to have lost arm at McDowell, Va. May 8, 1862, and to have died at home from wound."


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4883]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. II, pg. 197  [AotW citation 19000]