Edward McCrady, Jr.

5 May 2020

Major Edward McCrady, Jr. led his regiment, the First South Carolina Infantry, early on the Maryland Campaign and commanded its right wing in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

After the war he was a lawyer in Charleston, and, although not a trained historian, wrote a 4 volume history of South Carolina (1890-1902) and books of local history, was elected president of the South Carolina Historical Society in 1899, and was Vice President of the American Historical Association in 1902. This photograph of him from that post-war period was contributed to his Findagrave memorial by R.B. Rhett.

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