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Confederate (CSA)

Lieutenant

Samuel J. Corrie

(1826 - 1877)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Evans' (Independent) Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

By 1855 he was a clerk in Charleston, SC. He enlisted as Private, Trenholm's Company, Rutledge Mounted Rifles (First Regiment South Carolina Militia) in 1861. He was volunteer aide-de-camp (ADC) to General Evans in March 1862, and commissioned First Lieutenant and ADC, Provisional Army of the Confederate States (PACS) 22 September 1862.

On the Campaign

From General Evans' Report:

To my general and personal staff I am much indebted for their bravery and fidelity in carrying my orders. Captain T. D. Eason, ordnance officer; Captain A. L. Evans, assistant adjutant-general, [and] First Lieutenant Samuel J. Corrie, aide-de-camp, were often under heavy fire and executed their several duties with intrepidity.

The rest of the War

He was with General Evans to at least November 1862. He was paroled 27 May 1865 at Augusta, GA.

After the War

He died of tongue cancer about age 50.

References & notes

Service from Krick1 and the List of Staff Officers. 2 His occupation from the 1855 City Directory for Charleston (reproduced by James William Hagy, 1998).

Birth

1826; Charleston, SC

Death

02/25/1877 Charleston, SC; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC

Notes

1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 102  [AotW citation 17605]

2   US War Department, List of Staff Officers of the Confederate States Army, 1861-1865, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1891, pg. 36  [AotW citation 17606]