Sergeant Elliott Welch of the Hampton Legion Infantry was wounded at Sharpsburg in September 1862 and was First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the Legion at the surrender at Appomattox Court House in April 1865. After the war he was a successful fruit and produce wholesaler in Charleston. He married in 1871 and had four children, but only one survived infancy.

He may have been the last surviving Civil War veteran in South Carolina before he died at age 95 in 1938.

Here are Elliott, wife Laura, and son Emmons as attendeees at a commercial exhibition in 1901, from pages 87 and 88 of the South Carolina & West Indian Exposition Photo Passbook, online from the Lowcountry Digital Library.

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