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Federal (USV)


Alfred T. Craig

(c. 1832 - 1864)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Born and raised in Philadelphia, he was a machinist there, like his father. He went to Dayton, OH in 1854, and to Sandusky in 1858. He was a Private in the 3-month 8th Ohio in April 1861. He enrolled in Company E, 8th Ohio Infantry for 3 years as 2nd Lieutenant at age 29 on 17 June 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 11 March 1862. Wounded in the side in action at Kernstown, VA on 23 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Promoted again, to Captain, Company F on 4 March 1863. He commanded a detachment of troops making up the Provost Guard, 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps at Gettysburg in July. He was killed in action at the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. His body was never recovered.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1. Details from the State Roster, which has him as missing after the Wilderness. More from a sketch about his sone Charles A. Craig in A Standard History of Erie County, OH (Vol. 2, 1916).


c. 1832; Philadelphia, PA


05/06/1864; The Wilderness, VA


1   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pp. 212 - 216  [AotW citation 14819]