S. H. Crain was born in Heard County, Georgia June 22, 1838. He enlisted in Company E, 19th Georgia Regiment in June 1861. He was a 2d Corporal June 26, 1861. He was later appointed 5th Sergeant and on September 17, 1863 he was elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant. He was paroled at Charlotte, N. C. April, 1865. His brother, George A. Crain also served in the war.