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Confederate (CSV)


Paul Hamilton Craps

(1844 - 1919)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 17 year farm boy at Rocky Wells in the Lexington District, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 15th South Carolina Infantry about 1 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in Maryland, probably at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was briefly in a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 15 and 16 October 1862, probably exchanged later that year, and discharged for disability in January or February 1863.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer at Hollow Creek (later Gilbert Hollow) in Lexington County and was still farming there in 1910. He served as a county commissioner. He died at his daughter Fannie's home in Leesville in 1919.

References & notes

His service from the Roll 1 and the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Rosanne/Rose Ann E. Crout (1847-1926) in February 1867 and they had as many as 9 children.


07/04/1844; Lexington District, SC


08/17/1919; Leesville, SC; burial in Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery, Gilbert, 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, 15th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24848]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.045  [AotW citation 24849]