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Federal (USV)


Frank Crosby

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He recruited a company of men in Chester County, enrolled with them on 6 August 1862 in West Chester, and mustered as Captain of Company F, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 13 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company in Maryland. As they began to come under fire on 17 September near the Miller cornfield, Sergeant Potts of his Company remembered:

About this time things began to get warm - our Captain thought it was hot, and remarked, it was too hot for him, and if we wanted to go in we might, but he would be _____ if he would, and he retired to the rear.

The rest of the War

He was discharged a week after the battle, on 24 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Register.1 The quote above from the History.2


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23859]

2   Green, Robert McCay, compiler, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion 1862-1863, Philadelphia: Ware Brothers Company, printers, 1907, pg. 121  [AotW citation 23860]