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Confederate (CSV)


Elias Fraser


(1845 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 16 year old farm boy on his twice-widowed mother's place in the Lancaster District, he enlisted as a Private in Company I, 12th South Carolina Infantry on 28 August 1861 at Lancaster Court House.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "in H. Blackford's field, N. E. corner at forks of the roads" [map] and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 as K. L. Frazier. His service from the Rolls2 and his Compiled Service Records, as E.L. Frasier, online from fold3. Personal details thanks to Laura Elliot, who shared her research on Civil War Talk.

More on the Web

He's found on the 1864 Elliot burial map in his original burial spot near the Harpers Ferry Road, as F.L. Fraser.


1845; Lancaster District, SC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4450]

2   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, 12th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24329]