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Confederate (CSV)


Willis Crouch

(1834 - 1888)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 26 year old overseer in Leesville, Lexington District, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He was "stunned" in action at Savage Station, VA on 29 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was left behind (or straggled) on the march in Maryland and captured by Federal troops near Urbanna, MD in September.

The rest of the War

He was paroled at Urbana, was at Fort McHenry in Baltimore on 17 October, exchanged at Fortress Monroe, VA, and was back on duty in November 1862. He was slightly wounded at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December. He was wounded in the right arm in June 1864, place not given, and his arm was amputated. There is no later military record.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farmer in Edgefield County.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870 and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Matilda McGee (1838-c. 1880) in April 1866 and they had 6 children.


06/02/1834 in SC


1888; burial in Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery, Saluda, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 480  [AotW citation 24484]