Maurice Crimmings

Maurice Crimmings

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 27 Oct 1922 (aged 83–84)
Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Block 22, Lot 3, Space 7
Memorial ID 97351400 · View Source
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Maurice Crimmings enlisted as a Private in the Third Independent Battery, Wisconsin Volunteer Light Artillery on 27 Aug 1861 for three years. This unit served in the Army of the Ohio and the Army of the Cumberland in the Western Theater of the Civil War and saw service in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. The battery was armed with two 12pdr howitzers and four 10pdr Parrott rifled guns. PVT Crimmings was with his battery in the advance on Shiloh, TN (unit not present at battle); the advance on and "siege" of Corinth, MS; Buell's operations toward Chattanooga, TN; the Kentucky Campaign (present but not engaged in the Battle of Perryville); the Battle of Stones River, TN (heavily engaged); the Tullahoma Campaign, TN; and the Battle of Chickamauga, GA.
"While the steamboat, J. W. Heilman, was taking on the battery at Louisville, Ky., March 8, '62, a spar fell, striking PVT Chauncey Stone and knocking him senseless into the icy and turbid waters of the much swollen Ohio river, where he would have drowned if PVT Maurice Crimmings had not instantly plunged into the river, catching him while sinking and, swimming with him around the bow of the boat, brought him safely to land." (from the battery's history)
On September 20, 1863 at Chickamauga, the 3rd Wisconsin Battery was in the path of Longstreet's assault, losing 5 guns and taking 26 casualties. The survivors retired with the rest of the Army of the Cumberland into Chattanooga. Having sustained such damage, the 3rd Wisconsin Battery was never reorganized as a full battery but was subsequently used for garrison duties and detached services, including duties at Fort Negley in Chattanooga and Lunette Palmer of Fortress Rosecrans in Murfreesboro, TN.
While at Chattanooga, PVT Crimmings volunteered to be detached to Battery M, 1st IL Light Artillery, with 27 other members of the 3rd Wisconsin Battery, in April 1864 for the Atlanta campaign. He participated in the Battles of Resaca, New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta and Jonesboro. He returned to the 3rd Wisconsin Battery at Chattanooga in about September 1864. PVT Crimmings mustered out of the battery upon completion of his three year enlistment on Oct 10, 1864.


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  • Created by: Louis Mosier
  • Added: 18 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97351400
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maurice Crimmings (1838–27 Oct 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97351400, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Louis Mosier (contributor 47791778) .