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Confederate (CSV)

Corporal

Richard C. Creech

(1835 - 1913)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company H, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 9 December 1861 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC. He was promoted to 3rd Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was transferred by exchange to Company G, 2nd South Carolina Light Artillery in March or April 1864. He was on furlough in September and served with the battery to at least December 1864, the last military record for him.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer in Great Cypress, Barnwell County, SC.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at "Boonsboro" and Sharpsburg from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Lucretia Sanders (1844-1926) and they had 10 children between 1860 and about 1880.

His brother Starling Jeter Creech (1827-1912) was also in the 2nd SC Artillery.

Birth

05/1835

Death

11/22/1913; burial in Mount Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery, Barnwell County, SC