Stapleton Crutchfield(1835 - 1865)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Corps Chief of Artillery
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Jackson's Corps Reserve Artillery
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Of the class of 1855, he taught Mathematics at VMI from his graduation to the outbreak of War in 1861. He had been made full professor in 1858, and, in May 1861 he was Acting Superintendent of the Institute, with the rank of Major. In June he was Major of the 9th Virginia Infantry Regiment, volunteering with two other VMI professors: Its Col Francis. H. Smith and LCol John. T. L. Preston.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded at Chancellorsville (May 3,1863), and was in the ambulance with General 'Stonewall' Jackson, who had been shot ...
"...Colonel Crutchfield, his chief of artillery, was also in the ambulance wagon. He had been wounded very seriously in the leg, and was suffering intensely."
Col Crutchfield was killed leading a "hodgepodge" unit in a counterattack on Federal troops at Sailor's Creek, VA, April 6, 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical details from Walker.1
More on the Web:
See an oil (painting) portrait of him from VMI.
|Birth Date: 06/21/1835 Place of Birth: Spottsylvania County, VA |
College: Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Graduating Year: 1855
Death Date: 4/6/1865 Death Place: Sailor's Creek, VA
1 Walker, Charles D., Biographical Sketches of the Graduates and Eleves of the Virginia Military Institute Who Fell During the War Between the States, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1875, pp. 145-151 [AotW citation 1134]
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