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 John Simpson Crocker

John Simpson Crocker

Birth
White Creek, Washington County, New York, USA
Death 14 Sep 1890 (aged 65)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Section G, Lot 194
Memorial ID 10214920 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. During the 1850s, he served in the New York House of Representatives and was Colonel of the 30th New York State Militia regiment. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he volunteered and was appointed Colonel in command of the 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry. During the 1862, Yorktown Siege, Confederate forces captured and imprisoned him first in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia and then Salisbury Prison, North Carolina. After four months in captivity, he was exchanged in August 1862 and returned to command the 93rd New York. He served until mustered out in September 1864 on a surgeon's certificate of disability. For distinguished service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he settled in Washington, D.C. and was Warden of the District of Columbia Prison until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Originally Created by: PL
  • Added: 4 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10214920
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Simpson Crocker (4 Mar 1825–14 Sep 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10214920, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .