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Abraham Crutchfield


Birth: 23 Jun 1834


Death: 27 Mar 1913


(Aged 78 years, 9 months, 4 days.)


Burial: Pittsboro Cemetery
Pittsboro, Calhoun County, Mississippi, USA

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Served in Company G, 42nd Inf., Mississippi as Pvt

Residence Pittsboro MS; 28 years old. Enlisted on 8/13/1862 at Pittsboro, MS as a Private. On 8/13/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. MS 42nd Infantry He was Surrendered on 4/9/1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA Other Information: born 6/23/1834 in Pittsboro, MS died 3/27/1913 in Pittsboro, MS Buried: Pittsboro Cemetery, Pittsboro, MS After the War he lived in Pittsboro, MS Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records - Mississippi Confederate Grave Registry
Unit Details:
42nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Oxford, Mississippi, in May, 1862, and in June moved to Virginia with about 750 officers and men. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Carroll, Coahoma, Tate, De Soto, Panola, Lafayette, Union, Pontotoc, Marshall, Benton, and Tippah. For a time it served on garrison duty in the Department of Richmond, then was assigned to General J.R. Davis' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 42nd was active from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor, endured the hardships of the Petersburg siege south of the James River, and saw action around Appomattox. It lost forty-six percent of the 575 engaged at Gettysburg, had 8 disabled en route from Pennsylvania, and had 6 killed and 25 wounded during the Bristoe Campaign. The regiment surrendered 1 Lieutenant, 1 Chaplain, and 5 enlisted men on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels William A. Feeney, Hugh R. Miller, and Andrew M. Nelson; Lieutenant Colonel Hillery Mosely; and Major Robert W. Locke.
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