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Charles Cruft
Birth: Jan. 12, 1826
Death: Mar. 23, 1883

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, he raised the 31st Indiana Volunteer Regiment and was appointed Colonel. He led his regiment at the Battle of Fort Donelson and was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh. In July 1862, he was promoted Brigadier General and commanded a brigade at the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky. At Chattanooga, he commanded the 1st Division of the IV Corps, led his division during the Atlanta Campaign and commanded a Provisional Division at the Battle of Nashville. For leadership and devotion to duty, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers on March 5, 1865. After the war, he pursued a legal career and practiced law until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Woodlawn Cemetery
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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Brother Cruft. Thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. Honor, Integrity, and Brotherhood.
- Daniel Moran
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- Rebecca Marden
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