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 Thomas Sylvester Crawford

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Thomas Sylvester Crawford

  • Birth 19 Feb 1838 Medina County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 7 Sep 1882 Newburgh Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Seville, Medina County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section J Lot 201 Grave 7
  • Memorial ID 31162135

Medina Co. Gazette - September 15, 1882: Thomas Crawford, who has been an inmate of the asylum at Newburg for several months, died there this week and his body was brought home and buried last Monday. He had been a soldier, was a good citizen and beloved by all who knew him. His age was 44 years His funeral being largely attended by relatives and friends.

Medina Co. Gazette - September 22, 1882: Died in Newburg, Ohio, on Tuesday, Sept 7, 1882, Mr. Thomas S. Crawford, age 44 years, 6 months and 18 days. Thomas S. Crawford was a member of the 103d O.V.I., Co., I, and was with that well known regiment in all its engagements, and was with Sherman on his great march from Atlanta to the Sea. Although he escaped the dangers of shot and shell, he never fully recovered from the effects of camp life. It was Tom's great delight to tell of the trials and incidents of his army life. At the close of the war he was honorably discharged, came home, married Caroline Elder and settled on a farm in Paulding Co., OH, but not being strong enough for this kind of labor, he removed to Seville and engaged in the grocery trade. This proved to much for his mind and in 1878 he became insane and was taken to the Asylum for treatment. He came back the next year much improved and his friends hoped that he was cured, but alas! His old malady appeared again and in July, 1881, he was again removed to the Asylum for treatment, but he gradually sank until death released him from great suffering. Thus has a wife lost a kind husband, three children and indulgent father, an aged father and mother a loving son and the country a noble defender and good citizen.

Enlisted in Company I, 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 20, 1862, at Montville Twp.(Medina County OH), for a term of 3 years. Promoted to sergeant from corporal, July 1, 1863. Mustered out with Company I, June 12, 1865. Note: The 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry did not march with Sherman to the Sea but participated in the Franklin-Nashville TN Campaign in later 1864 as Headquarters Guard for the 23rd Army Corps also know as the Army of the Ohio.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Sylvester Crawford (19 Feb 1838–7 Sep 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31162135, citing Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville, Medina County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Douglas King (contributor 46620724) .