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Confederate (CSV)


Edward Alexander Crawford

(1830 - 1907)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A successful 31 year old farmer in the York District, he enrolled as First (Orderly) Sergeant on 9 December 1861 in Company H (later K), 17th South Carolina Infantry on 9 December 1861 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC. He was elected Captain on 1 May 1862 and was slightly wounded at 2nd Manassas in August.

On the Campaign

He led his Company in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Except for brief furloughs in October 1863 and December 1864 he was with his Company through the war and surrendered with them at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

In 1900 he was a farmer in Yorkville, SC.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his wound at Manassas and presence at "Boonsboro" 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 1860 and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Henrietta Lindsay (1833-1867) and they had 5 children between 1859 and November 1867, when she died in childbirth. He married again, Mary Jane Scoggins (1850-1928) and had a daughter, Minnie (b. 1889).


07/03/1830; Union District, SC


1907; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, York, SC