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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

George L. Crome

(? - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Ohio Light Artillery, First Battery

Before Antietam

He enrolled 31 July 1861 as First Lieutenant, First Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery.

On the Campaign

In his Report of the action on South Mountain on 14 Setpember, Captain McMullins noted:

I sent one section, under command of First Lieutenant George L. Crome, to take position on the top of South Mountain, which Lieutenant Crome reached with difficulty, being compelled to move his pieces by manual force, and opened on the enemy, in position behind a stone wall, with canister at a distance of 40 yards. After expending four double rounds, Lieutenant Crome was struck in the breast with a musket-ball while engaged in loading one of this pieces, three of his cannoneers being wounded. The enemy was driven from his position, and the section remained on the field. Lieutenant Crome lived about two hours, when he expired. His loss is to be deeply regretted, for he was a brave and noble man, who at the first call of this country left the endearments of home for its defense. Yet it is a consolation to his friends and companions in arms to know that he died at his post in the discharge of more than his duty.

References & notes

Service from the Ohio Adjutant General.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Death

09/14/1862 Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, OH

Notes

1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. X, pg. 445  [AotW citation 17530]