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Federal (USV)


John F. Crookham

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company E, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 22 August 1862.

On the Campaign

Camped at Young Ladies Seminary building in Urbana, MD on 16 September 1862. Noted for recording name or other graffiti on the walls there.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company, June 2, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Porter1 and Bates2. The Federal register Statutes at Large (1929-31) notes that Mary H. Crookham, his widow, then in Fayette City, PA, had her pension increased to $50 per month in 1929 or 1930.


1   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pp. 68 - 76  [AotW citation 13570]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 13627]