With a record of having deserted, a VA Confederate tombstone would not be authorized.
Residence Chattooga County GA;
Enlisted on 8/28/1861 as a Corporal.
On 8/28/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. GA 21st Infantry
He was listed as:
* Wounded 8/28/1862 2nd Manassas, VA
* Deserted 3/1/1864 (place not stated)
* Oath of Allegiance 3/4/1864 Chattanooga, TN
* Released 3/4/1864 Chattanooga, TN
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865
Greenwood Smallwood, 1st Corporal, Company K, 21st Regiment Georgia Infantry, enlisted August 28, 1861 at Summersville, Ga. by Capt. Akridge for 3 years or the war, recorded on the November, 1861 as absent at the Sudley Church Hospital, in February, 1862 at Manassas, sick, sent to hospital, Mar/Apr, sick at Lynchburg hospital, wounded August 28, 1862 at Manasas, Va., recorded on December 9, 1862 as on 30 day furlough at Summerville, Ga., present at the Mar/Apr, 1863 muster, admitted Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, Va. May 2, 1863, Debility, returned to duty August 16, receipted for an issue of clothing September 30, 1863, deserted May 1, 1864, swore Oath of Allegiance to the U. S. March 4, 1864 at Chattanooga, Tenn., resident of Chattooga County, Ga., light complexion, light hair, hazel eyes, 6’ 3”
Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia