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Confederate (CSV)


Francis A. Erwin, Jr.

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From the York District, son of a successful York District planter and a Citadel graduate, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant and was promoted to First Lieutenant of Company H, 12th South Carolina Infantry on 20 August 1861. He was promoted to Captain in April 1862.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

His service from the Rolls 1 and Caldwell,2 who has him as F.A. Irwin. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1850. Some family stories have his death at Gettysburg.




09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


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 H, 12th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24396]

2   Caldwell, James Fitz James, The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians, known first as "Gregg's" and subsequently as "McGowan's Brigade", Marietta (Ga): Continental Book Co., 1866, pg. 48  [AotW citation 24397]