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R.W. Frick

R.W. Frick

Confederate (CSV)


Robert W. Frick

(1836 - 1907)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 24 year old farmer near his father and brothers' farms at The Dutch Fork in the Lexington District, he enrolled as First Lieutenant of Company I, 15th South Carolina Infantry, about 1 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot through the thigh in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably promoted to Captain and wounded with the "loss" of his left hand in the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864.

After the War

He was a farmer and an early founder of - and successful merchant in - Chapin, Lexington County, SC. In 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer and miller in Lexington County, still near his father and brothers. By 1900 he was farming at Chapin in the Broad River Township.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 which says he resigned in 1863, and the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Further details from an undated obituary, from family genealogists, and the US Census of 1860-1900. His picture from a photograph in the FamilySearch database contributed by Roy Sealy. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/20/1836; Lexington District, SC


11/14/1907; Lexington County, SC; burial in Saint Thomas Lutheran Church Cemetery, Chapin, 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 I, 15th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24874]