This is John J Creech, late 3rd Lieutenant of Company H, 17th South Carolina Infantry, a veteran of the Maryland Campaign of 1862. He was one of 6 brothers with War service, and all of them survived it.

    Starling Jeter Creech (1827-1912) – Corporal, Co. B, 2nd SC Reserve Infantry; Private, Battery G, 2nd South Carolina Light Artillery
    John Jackson “Jack” Creech (1832-1883) – 3rd Lieutenant, Co. H, 17th South Carolina Infantry
    George William “Billy” Creech (1836-1909) – Private, Co. H, 17th South Carolina Infantry
    Richard C Creech (1837-1913) – Private, Co. H, 17th South Carolina Infantry; Private, Battery G, 2nd South Carolina Light Artillery
    James Stafford “Jimmy” Creech (1838-1926) – Private, Co. H, 17th South Carolina Infantry
    Lewis Barnwell Creech (1843-1919) – Private, Co. H, 17th South Carolina Infantry

Thanks to descendant Larry Hutto for the pointer to the Creech family and for John’s photograph.

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