CSA Soldiers at Soldiers' Rest
Vicksburg, Mississippi

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Wm. Pryor Creecy
Sep 14, 1840
Oct 25, 1874

'Tis but our Willie's mortal life
That cruel death can sever
His dear loved image lives embalmed
Within our hearts forever.


Service record from https://www.fold3.com/image/66437076

See cards at right.

Dr. W. P. Creecy took his rank in C. S. service on 9 Jan 1864 as a hospital steward.

He was assigned to Division General Hospital in Danville, Virginia, as a druggist.





William Pryor Creecy graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in March of 1860. He received the degree of Graduate in Pharmacy. The subject of his thesis was Liquidambar styraciflus. For a Ph.G., his selected subject was Capsicum Annuum.

Liquidambar styracifius is Latin for the well-known sweet gum tree. Capsicum Annuum is Latin for peppers, especially hot peppers.

On an interesting note, see where Creecy's classmate Ferdinand Link of Germany wrote his thesis on "Practical Arrangement of a Drug and Prescription Store."

He is listed in the Vicksburg, Warren Co., 1870 census as a druggist.

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