Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Calvin Crozier Murder Site

Marker ID: SCHM 36-13
Location: on Nance Street (SC 395), between Burton Street and railroad tracks, Newberry
County: Newberry
Coordinates: N 34° 16.167    W 081° 37.017
  34.26945    -81.61695
Style: Free Standing **


Co!. Charles Trowbridge of the 33rd US Colored Troops ordered the execution of Calvin Crozier, former private 3rd KY Cavalry, on Sept. 8, 1865. 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.

Erected by John M. Kinard Camp #35 Sons of Confederate Veterans - 1994