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Confederate (CSV)


Stephen Oliver Cruce

(1832 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was 28 year old farmer at Haralson in Coweta County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 6 May 1862 in Coweta County.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "in Mrs. Lucker's [Locker's] barn field near an old well; have been plowed over" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg.

After the War

He was probably reinterred in Washington Confederate Cemetery in Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 which lists him as S. Ocrue. His service from the Roster 2 and his Compiled Service Records, US National Archives, online via fold3, as I.O. Crane. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.

He married Sarah Eleanor Neill (1835-1898) in December 1854 and they had 3 daughters.


01/13/1832; Coweta County, GA


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 4886]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 13784]