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H.A. Crittenden

H.A. Crittenden

Confederate (CSV)


Hiram Albert Crittenden

(1840 - 1922)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old school teacher at Ellaville in Schley County, he enlisted as Corporal, Company B, 12th Georgia Infantry on 15 June 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 17 March 1862 and was wounded at McDowell, VA on 8 May and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant the next day.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 10 February 1864. He was wounded at Winchester, VA on 19 September 1864 and resigned due to disability on 16 February 1865.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a retail merchant (storekeeper) in Shellman in Randolph County.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph contributed by Ty DeWitt. Thanks to Tom Rice for the pointer to Crittenden.

He married Isabella Indiana Reid (1841-1879) in April 1864 and they had 6 children. He married again, to Mary E. Jenkins (1839-1900) in 1880.


01/15/1840; Talbatton, GA


05/20/1922; Shellman, GA; burial in Rehoboth Cemetery, Shellman, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 25871]