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Pvt John Quincy Croxton
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1836
Death: Jul., 1863

Civil War Confederate Soldier. John Quincy Croxton became a Confederate soldier as a consequence of the Confederate Conscription Act of 1862. On July 10, 1862 he was required to enlist as a Private in Columbia, South Carolina. With an obligatory 3-year term of service, he was assigned to the "Flat Rock Guards" - Company G, 2nd Regiment South Carolina Volunteers also called the 2nd Palmetto Regiment. Taking leave of his days with his wife Rebecca and son Willie he was soon in the area of fighting in Virginia. Before the year of 1862 ended, he would be hospitalized after receiving a gunshot to his head during the fighting in front of the Marye's House at the Battle of Fredericksburg. After a necessary furlough to restore his health, the South Carolinian return to his regiment and by mid June of 1863 was tramping northward toward enemy territory. Much like the soldiers who were marching along side him, Private Croxton did not have a notion of where their true destination was at the time. "If General Lee says go I will have to submit and say no more about it" the obedient soldier wrote at the time. Unbeknownst to him the marching would culminate at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His regiment, assigned to Brigadier General Joseph Kershaw's Brigade, participated in the severe action on July 2 in the Peach Orchard/Rose Farm/Stoney Hill sector of the Gettysburg battlefield. It was in this general vicinity that Private Croxton received a mortal wound to his knee. He was made a prisoner-of-war after capture by the Federals and died as such after languishing in a field hospital. The location of his subsequent burial has been lost.

Note: July 16th, 20th and 21st are all dates given for his death. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Rebecca Elizabeth Robertson Hilliard (1841 - 1922)
 
 Children:
  William Washington Croxton (1861 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
 
Created by: Stonewall
Record added: May 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36815173
 

You served in the same company as my family (Richard Rowland Kirkland). God bless you for your service. My heart breaks when I think of the privations and pain you both suffered.
- Dinah Kirkland
 Added: Jul. 14, 2014
God bless you. Thank you.
- Wisteria
 Added: Sep. 5, 2012

- GermanMagnolia
 Added: Aug. 3, 2012
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