United States Army Officer. Served as a Lieutenant temporarily attached to Company L in the 7th United States Cavalry. He was killed on Calhoun Hill during the Battle of Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876. He had suffered an eye wound less than a year before, and had to have his eye replaced with a glass one. It was this prosthetic eye that helped identify his remains after the battle. A year later his remains were exhumed and moved to a permanent place on Calhoun Hill, in accordance with the wished of his father, Colonel Thomas Crittenden, who wanted his son to remain with his men. However, in 1931 they were removed once more to the Custer National Battlefield Cemetery in 1931 when a road was being built nearby to accommodate tourists. (Additional Info by Russ Dodge).
Bio by: EFB III