(1829 - 1899)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
He enlisted as a Private in Company B, 13th Georgia Infantry on 28 August 1862 in Meriwether County, GA.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action, shot through his right leg above the ankle, breaking the bone, at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was on furlough into May 1863. By June 1863 and through at least January 1864 he was detailed as a teamster. He was listed as a deserter on 6 February 1865 and was captured in a Richmond, VA hospital on 3 April 1865 but escaped from the hospital on 4 May 1865.
After the War
He went to Bossier Parish, LA in 1873 and to Claiborne Parish in 1879 and was a farmer there. He was living in Summerfield in 1898.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, also as J.W. Crouch and W. Crouch, and from Henderson.2 Personal details from family genealogists and his December 1898 Louisiana Confederate Pension application. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married sometime before 1856 and had 6 children by about 1878.
1829; Monticello, GA
1899; burial in Union Springs Cemetery, Shongaloo, LA
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 28422]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 28423]