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Confederate (CSV)


Solomon Lorick

(1828 - 1894)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 22 year old farmer with his brother John William Lorick, Jr. (1827-1880) at Columbia, SC. He enrolled as First Lieutenant of Company C, Second South Carolina Infantry on 8 April 1861 in Columbia.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his face in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 - "disfigured for life."

The rest of the War

He was furloughed home to recover from wounds to 1 February 1863, and was afterward "home dangerously ill." He was back with his Company by May, but was recommended for light duty by a medical examining board in Richmond as "disabled by wound." He was promoted to Captain on 3 June 1863 and was on enrolling and other detached duty in Columbia, SC to at least December 1864. He was retired from active service to the Invalid Corps post at Columbia on 2 February 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he farmed his own place in Flat Rock Township, Kershaw County, SC.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3. His wound detail from R.W. Shand's Incidents in the life of a Private Soldier in the War Waged by the United States against the Confederate States 1861–1865; thanks to Andy Cardinal for the pointer to that. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave; with birth in the Lexington District and the middle name Charles, not found in genealogies.

He married Harriett Emma Milling (1836-1915) and they had 2 sons (b. 1871, 1873).


12/27/1828; Kershaw District, SC


11/22/1894; Flat Rock, SC; burial in Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27073]