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REDWOOD, WILLIAM H. (?–?). William H. Redwood, Confederate Officer and Texas Ranger, served in several units during the Civil War. Answering the call of the state of Texas for volunteers to seize Federal forts along the lower Rio Grande, Capt. William H. Redwood of the Rio Grande Regiment, Texas Rangers, commanded the “Lone Star Rifles” of Galveston and was in command of Fort Brown beginning in February 1861. Redwood joined the Sixteenth Texas Infantry on October 17, 1861, and was promoted to major soon after. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in September 1864.

Redwood’s whereabouts and information regarding his birth and death are not known.


Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861–1865, Volume 4, FRIDAY, June 10, 1864 (, accessed April 21, 2011 . “’Sioux’: Pen Name and Biography of William P. Doran, Texas’ First War Correspondent,” Transcribed and annotated by W. T. Block from Galveston Daily News of Dec. 1, 1901(, accessed April 21, 2011.

Jennifer Eckel


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Jennifer Eckel, "REDWOOD, WILLIAM H. (?–?).," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on April 26, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.