Robert B Crocker

BirthAug. 29, 1846
DeathFeb. 4, 1930
CemeteryDavid City (David City)
PostLincoln (David City)
Unit30th Illinois Infantry, Company K

Private Robert B Crocker

Company K, 30th Illinois Infantry

Crocker was born in Clinton County, Illinois on August 29, 1846. He was residing in Jamestown (Clinton County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on December 19, 1863. Crocker was mustered on January 31, 1864 and went on to serve about 1 year and 6 months. He was discharged on July 17, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

He joined the regiment in the early part of 1864. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (June 8-September 8, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Battle of Atlanta (GA) (Regimental losses were 25 killed, 9 wounded, and 7 captured).

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

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

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 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).

Crocker died on February 4, 1930 at the age of 83 years. He is buried in the David City Cemetery in David City (Butler County), Nebraska. Crocker was a member of the Lincoln Post (#10) of the Grand Army of the Republic in David City.

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