James L Crawford

BirthAug. 28, 1845
DeathFeb. 19, 1933
CemeteryFairbury (Fairbury)
PostRussell (Fairbury)
Unit10th Illinois Infantry, Company E

Private James L Crawford

Company E, 10th Illinois Infantry

Crawford was born in Iredell County, North Carolina on August 28, 1845. He was living in Bald Bluff (Henderson County), Illinois when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 29, 1863. Crawford served about 1 year and 6 months before being discharged on July 4, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

Crawford joined the outfit in the first half of 1864. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in some historic events and battles. Some of them include:

General Sherman’s “War to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Crawford died on February 19, 1933 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Fairbury Cemetery in Fairbury (Jefferson County), Nebraska. Crawford was a member of the Russell Post (#77) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Fairbury.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.