Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Crittendens in:
 • Arlington National Cemetery
 • Arlington
 • Arlington County
 • Virginia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Thomas Turpin Crittenden
Birth: Oct. 16, 1825
Madison County
Alabama, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1905
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in n Huntsville, Alabama, he was reared in Texas and educated at Transylvania College in Lexington, Kentucky. He then settled in Missouri where he practiced law until the outbreak of the Mexican War. Crittenden served as a second lieutenant with the Missouri volunteers during the Mexican War. Five days after the surrender of Fort Sumter on April 14, 1861, he was appointed captain of Company A in the three-month 6th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Eight days later, on April 27, 1861, he was appointed the commanding Colonel. The 6th Indiana Infantry was one of the first six regiments recruited in Indiana for Civil War service. On May 30, they left for (West) Virginia and saw action at Philippi on June 3, the first land battle of the War. They also fought at Laurel Hill and Carrick's Ford as they cleared the region of Confederates. Colonel Crittenden and the 6th returned to Indianapolis and were discharged on August 2. The unit was reorganized for three-years service in September with Crittenden still in command. On September 20, he moved the 6th Indiana from Madison to Louisville, Kentucky, and allegedly they were the first Union troops to enter that border state. The 6th spent the winter near Bowling Green, Kentucky, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in March. They made the march to Shiloh, Tennessee, in April, arriving at the battlefield on the morning of the second day. Later in April, Crittenden was commissioned Brigadier General, US Volunteers. On July 13, 1862, one day after taking command of a post at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, he and his command were captured by Confederate Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest's raiders. The incident virtually ended his career, and after his release in October he saw no further important service. Early in 1863, he was given command of a brigade, but resigned in May. He moved to Washington, D.C., in 1868 and, in 1885, he moved to San Diego where he was a real estate developer. He died while on vacation trip at East Gloucester, Massachusetts, September 5, 1905, and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. (bio by: Just another taphophile) 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Baldwin Crittenden (1833 - 1905)*
  Howard Baldwin Crittenden (1853 - 1932)*
  Lucy Lorena Crittenden Ackerman (1855 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 7, Site 8274
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 24, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5885365
Thomas Turpin Crittenden
Added by: ronald deavy
Thomas Turpin Crittenden
Added by: Paul Hays
Thomas Turpin Crittenden
Added by: Joe Ferrell
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- bob tarte
 Added: Sep. 5, 2016
Thank you for your service ...."Preserving the memories so others will remember...."
- John Michael
 Added: May. 9, 2016
Rest In Peace
- vets2search
 Added: Feb. 20, 2015
There are 37 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.9 after 31 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service