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 Calvin Crozier

Calvin Crozier

Birth
Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi, USA
Death 8 Sep 1865 (aged 25)
Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 17935122 · View Source
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Calvin Crozier was a Confederate soldier recently released from a Union Prison. He was headed to his home in Texas by train, but as fate would have it, made a stop over in Newberry, SC. He was in the company of a couple of young ladies who he was accompaning to their home in Georgia. On September 7, a Negro Federal soldier insulted one of the young ladies. A "difficulty ensued in which the Negro was slightly cut." A Newberry citizen was seized but Calvin Crozier stepped up taking responsibility for the "deed". He was "hurried" to the bivouac of the regiment, was condemned to die without a trial and was shot to death at day light on the 8th.

Flag in front of monument was left by Tony Brummett avid Confederate War buff.

In 1994 a historical marker was place at the site of Calvin Crozier Murder. It reads "Calvin Crozier Murder Site. Col. Charles Trowbridge of the 33rd US Colored Troops ordered the execution of Calvin Crozier, former private 3rd KY Calvary on Sept. 8, 1965. Crozier, while en route to his Texas home, cut a troop member on the back of the neck during a quarrel concerning two ladies traveling with Crozier. Soldiers of the 33rd arrested an innocent man for the assault, but Crozier identified himself as the assailant. He was taken to 33rd headquarters, shot, and buried in a shallow grave about 100 yards south. The same day residents of Newberry exhumed the body, placed it in a coffin, and reburied it. In 1891 citizens moved Crozier's remains to Rosemont Cemetery about 1.4 miles west and erected a monument to his memory. The army court-martialed Trowbridge for Crozier's execution." This marker was erected by John M. Kinard Camp No. 35 Sons of Confederate Veterans.


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  • Created by: Donna Brummett
  • Added: 14 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17935122
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Calvin Crozier (Aug 1840–8 Sep 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17935122, citing Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Donna Brummett (contributor 46855809) .