(1834 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted as Private in Company D, 6th South Carolina Infantry, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The rest of the War
He died at Sharpsburg of wounds on 19 September 1862. He was originally buried "In the hollow west of Israel Smith's barn" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
Burial information from Pruett.1 Service from his Compiled Military Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database, which has him as R.D. Crofford. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Catherine Jane Alexander (1842-1918) in March 1859. Their second son Robert Douglas Crawford, Jr. was born 26 October 1862.
1834; Fairfield District, SC
09/19/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD