Crossman, Horace F.
Age: 24, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. F, 2nd VT INF, 5/20/61 (5/20/61), pr 1LT, 1/24/62 (1/24/62), pr CPT, 10/1/62 (10/13/62), wdd, Marye's Heights, 5/3/63, dis/wds, 10/30/63
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Birth: unknown, Canada East
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 29201809
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/29/1866
Portrait?: Charles Collection, Italo Collection, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Great Grandfather of John Raymond Crossman Jr., Sequim, WA
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In hospital at Washington, D.C., Aug. 5th, Capt. Horace F. Crossman, formerly of this town. Capt. Crossman was one of the first to enlist under the loyal banner, when president Lincoln called for 75,000 men to put down the rebellion. He fought at first Bull Run as lieutenant in the 2d regiment. -- He continued in active service until the battle of Fredericksburg, when he lost a leg in storming the hights. He barely lived through the prostration consequent upon the amputation, but after months of suffering was enabled to join the veteran reserves. His last sickness was consumption.
Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, 30 Aug 1867
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux.
Webmaster's note: except for the first sentence, the exact same text was used in the Burlington Times 14 September edition, including the misspelling of word Heights.