John Milton Crawford(c. 1840 - 1863)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company G, 14th North Carolina Infantry on 16 July 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He served his company for nearly ten months, was captured by the enemy at Sharpsburg, and remained with them more than three months. During which time he suffered much from sickness; before he finally recovered. He hastened to rejoin his companions, where he was always ready to obey orders. In the memorable battle of Chancellorsville he received a severe wound in the right arm, it was amputated and he was conveyed to Richmond, where he took the typhoid fever. His father on hearing the sad fate of his son, went immediately after him and brought him home, where he survived only a few days.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service information from Moore1. Further detail from his death notice in the Fayetteville Observer of 1 February 1864, transcribed by Myrtle Bridges on NC GenWeb.
Death Date: 06/12/1863 Death Place: Montgomery County, NC
1 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 532 [AotW citation 10044]
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