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W.G. Morris

W.G. Morris

Confederate (CSV)


William Groves Morris

(1825 - 1918)

Home State: North Carolina

Command Billet: Company officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He had been a carpenter and millwright in Dallas, NC before the War, and joined the 37th Regiment a 1st Lieutenant of Company H in September 1861. He was elected Captain on 1 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the regiment at Sharpsburg as senior officer present.

The rest of the War

He was promoted Major, to date from 30 July 1862, and to Lieutenant Colonel on 29 May 1863. He was wounded and captured at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863. He was imprisoned at Johnson's Island, Ohio until February 1865.

After the War

He returned to Gaston County and was a carpenter and farmer and served one term in the North Carolina state legislature (1876-77).

References & notes

Service details from Moore's Roster1, with other biographical information accompanying his papers at the University of North Carolina. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a worn original of unknown provenance.


11/20/1825; Stanley Creek, NC


11/29/1918; Dallas, NC; burial in Kastner's Church Cemetery, Dallas, NC


1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 3, pp. 1, 2, 34  [AotW citation 1015]