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Confederate (CSV)


Wesley C. Creps

(c. 1825 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1850 he was a mechanic in Anson, NC. Age 35, by then in the York District, SC, he enlisted as Corporal, Company A, 12th South Carolina Infantry on 20 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg or hip and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near the battlefield, then briefly at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 15 and 16 October before being transferred for exchange. He died of his wounds in Richmond, VA on 24 (or 23) November 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 which has him as a Sergeant. Further information thanks to Barry Truluck from his Compiled Service Records via fold3 and the 1850 US Census. Frederick hospital detail from the Patient List.2


c. 1825 in NC


11/24/1862; Richmond, VA


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company A, 12th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24346]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.068  [AotW citation 24349]