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Pvt Byron Crooks
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1839
Cold Spring
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1916
Bradford
McKean County
Pennsylvania, USA

Married
Callista Burdick 1843 – 1910, 1861, Cold Springs/Randolph, Cattaraugus Co, New York

Children
Bradford Lemuel Crooks 1866 –
William Wellington Crooks 1869 – 1929
Alvaretta Crooks 1871 – 1900
Albert Crooks 1874 – 1947
Lavinnia Eleanor Crooks 1875 – 1950

Buffalo Evening News
(Buffalo New York)
Tuesday September 5 1916 – Page 9
BYRON CROOKS DEAD
Bradford, Pa. Sept 5 – (Special)
Byron D. Crooks, 77 years old, veteran of the Civil War, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dennis Waldron, at Foster Brook. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Waldron; three sons, William and Bradford Crooks of Bradford, and Albert Crooks of Kinzua, Pa.

Civil War – Union
24 September 1862 – Private, 154th Infantry Regiment
May 1863 – Chancelorville, Wounded and captured as a POW, returned within a month
11 June 1865 – Mustered out

The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II.
One Hundred and Fifty-fourth Infantry.—Cols., Patrick H. Jones, Lewis D. Warner; Lieut.-Cols., Henry C. Loomis, Daniel B. Allen, Lewis D. Warner, Harrison Cheney; Majs., Samuel G. Love, Jacob H. Ten Eyck, Daniel B. Allen, Lewis D. Warner, Harrison Cheney, Alfred W. Benson This regiment, recruited in the counties of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus, was organized at Jamestown, where it was mustered into the U. S. service on Sept. 24-26, 1862, for three years. Four days later it left the state and was assigned to the 1st brigade, 2nd (Steinwehr's) division, nth corps, which was stationed during the fall of 1862 in Northern Virginia in the vicinity of Centerville. The regiment went into winter quarters with the corps at Stafford, Va., and suffered severely in the disaster which befell the corps at Chancellorsville, losing 32 killed, 81 wounded and 115 captured and missing.

(Byron was wounded and captured here, returned later during a prisoner exchange. Under terms of the exchange he was exempt from further service in the Union Army and Discharged.)

The regiment met with another severe loss at Gettysburg, where it was heavily engaged in the battle of the first day, and in the gallant defense of Cemetery hill the second day, losing 6 killed, 21 wounded and 173 missing. It accompanied the army on its return to Virginia and in September was ordered to Tennessee with the nth and 12th corps to reinforce Gen. Rosecrans. In October it was lightly engaged in the midnight battle of Wauhatchie and had 6 men wounded at Missionary ridge. When the 20th corps was formed in April, 1864, the 154.th was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd division (Geary's "White Stars") with which it fought from Chattanooga to Atlanta, and then to the end of the Carolina campaign. At Rocky Face ridge, the first important battle of the Atlanta campaign, the regiment behaved with distinguished gallantry and sustained its heaviest loss —13 killed and 37 wounded. It also lost heavily at Kennesaw mountain, where 36 were killed and wounded. At the conclusion of the campaign through the Carolinas it marched with the 20th corps to Washington and participated in the grand review. Commanded by Col. Warner, it was mustered out at Bladensburgh, Md., June 11, 1865. The regiment lost during service 2 officers and 84 men killed and mortally wounded; 2 officers and 193 men died of disease and other causes, a total of 281 of whom I officer and 90 men died in Confederate prisons.

Cemetery at Randolph,Ny erroneously lists Byron as buried there. This may be because of a Civil War monument to local men who served and his name may be engraved as a resident at that time.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathan Crook (1804 - 1880)
  Laura Potter Crook (1810 - 1880)
 
 Children:
  Bradford Lemuel Crooks (1867 - 1943)*
  Owell Wellington Crooks (1871 - 1929)*
  Albert Crooks (1873 - 1947)*
  Lavinnia Eleanor Crooks Waldron (1875 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lucinda Crooks Dean (1833 - 1896)*
  Lucy C. Crooks Willard (1837 - 1916)*
  Byron Crooks (1839 - 1916)
  Albert Crooks (1841 - 1925)*
  Laura Crooks Flagg (1843 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Degolia Cemetery
Degolia
McKean County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Richard Crooks
Record added: Jun 17, 2012
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Pvt Byron Crooks
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Pvt Byron Crooks
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Pvt Byron Crooks
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