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A.B. Crocker

A.B. Crocker

Federal (USV)


Abel B. Crocker

(1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 64th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted in Company I, 64th New York Infantry on 21 August 1861 in Allegany, NY.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left leg in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital near Sharpsburg, and his left leg was amputated. He was discharged for wounds on 6 December 1862 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC.

After the War

He began receiving a Federal pension in April 1864 and was still living in Allegany in 1883, when his pension was $18 per month. He was probably there to at least 1890, but he and (wife?) Harriet sold a property in Long Beach, CA in 1901.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 Birth detail from family genealogists, one of whom has him born in Maine, like his father. His picture is from a photograph in the collection of the NY Military Museum.3 Pension details from the List.4


04/19/1837; Dexter, MN


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 27 (for 1900)  [AotW citation 7712]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 176  [AotW citation 18567]

3   State of New York, and Division of Military & Naval Affairs, New York State Military Museum, Published c. 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <>, Source page: FIle: PA.1999.0014.1678.jpg  [AotW citation 18568]

4   US Department of the Interior, Pension Office, List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883, 5 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1883  [AotW citation 18569]