Absalom Norwood

Contributed by: Jacqueline Norwood Martin

The attached picture is the grave stone of my gggrandfather
Absalom G. Norwood.  I am told this is just the stone.  The body is actually
buried somewhere else.  The stone is located in the Tabernacle Methodist
Church cemetery located at Rock Spring Church Rd  Townsville, NC 27584.  Records
indicate Absalom enlisted in the Confederate Army February 25, 1862.  Rank:
Corporal.  He served in the 44th Infantry.  He survived the war.  Based on
census records, I know he was alive up until the year 1900.  I don't know
why the stone has the year 1865, unless that is the year his service in the
Confederate Army ended.  Photo was taken June 2005.

44th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 

44th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in March, 1862, at Camp Mangum, 
near Raleigh, North Carolina. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Granville, 
Edgecombe, Pitt, Chatham, Montgomery, Beaufort, and Franklin. It served in the 
Department of North Carolina, then was assigned to General Pettigrrew's, Kirkland's, and 
MacRae's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. En route to Gettysburg the 44th stayed at 
Hanover Junction to guard the railroads. Later it fought at Bristoe, The Wilderness, 
Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. It was then involved in the Petersburg siege south of the 
James River and the Appomattox Campaign. The regiment reported 23 killed and 63 
wounded at Bristoe, sustained heavy losses at The Wilderness and in front of Petersburg, 
and surrendered 8 officers and 74 men on April 9, 1865. It commanders were Colonels G.B. 
Singeltary and T.C. Singeltary; Lieutenant Colonels Richard C. Cotton, Elisha Cromwell, and
Tazewell L. Hargrove, and Major Charles M. Stedman. 

Absalom G. Norwood (First_Last) 
Regiment Name 44 North Carolina Infantry. 
Side Confederate  
Company  A  
Soldier's Rank_In  Corporal  
Soldier's Rank_Out  Private  
Film Number M230 roll 29 

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