Pvt Dexter J Crossman

Pvt Dexter J Crossman

Birth
Death 19 Oct 1864 (aged 19–20)
Cedar Creek Battlefield, Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Burial Rochester, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 107391089 · View Source
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Dexter was the son of Amos Crossman and Polly Wheat, and grew up on their large farm on the side of the Jones Mountain Road of West Hill, then called Road 50, on a plateau of cleared meadows before the road descended down into Bingo. The Joshua Whitney farm was also located here, and it was here Mary Jane Root and her family lived at the time of the Civil War.

Dexter was in Company D, of the 2nd Regiment of Vermont Volunteers. Private Crossman was a seventeen-year old teenager when he was killed at the Battle of Cedar Creek October 19, 1864.

By that time, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Infantry, and the 11th Infantry had formed into the infamous Vermont Brigade.

Ulysses Grant had about 108,000 men, and Robert E. Lee 62,000. Yet, "this was a one-sided blood bath," with Grant losing thirteen thousand and Lee losing twenty-five hundred men.

Rochester soldiers who died here were Dexter Crossman and Edward Morse.

Clarence Tinkham was taken prisoner of war, and Charles R. Dyer and David Root, both from West Hill, were wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek.

Dexter's actual burial location is at Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, VA. Section 2, Site 4211.


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  • Created by: Joe Schenkman
  • Added: 27 Mar 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 107391089
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Dexter J Crossman (1844–19 Oct 1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. 107391089, citing West Hill Cemetery, Rochester, Windsor County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Joe Schenkman (contributor 48082354) .