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Confederate (CSV)


Samuel Y. Crossland

(c. 1837 - 1899)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 24, from Fairfield, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 12th South Carolina Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near the battlefield but was captured near Shepherdstown, VA on 19 September. He was briefly at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 15 and 16 October 1862 before being transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore, then on to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange. He returned to duty, date not given, and was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox, VA in 1865.

After the War

He died in the Fairfield County poor house farm near Simpson at age 66.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls.1 Frederick hospital detail from the Patient List.2 His capture and exchange details from Randolph W. Kirkland, Jr.'s Dark Hours: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens who were held in US Prisons ... 1861-1865 (2002). His gravesite is on Findagrave. Death detail from the Winnsboro News and Herald of 21 October 1899.


c. 1837


10/20/1899; Simpson, SC; burial in Poor House Farm Cemetery´╗┐, Simpson, SC


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 C, 12th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24347]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.060  [AotW citation 24348]