Monday, September 10, 2012

Pvt. Samuel Crossgrove

The name Samuel Crossgrove was included with this photo that appears to be a Daquerrotype image. A search of Civil War records at Fold3 yielded two Samuel Crossgroves who served in the union army. Although the records at Fold3 included no history or details of either person's service, the commands in which they served were listed.

A Samuel Crossgrove from New York who had moved to Wisconsin prior to the beginning of the war, served in Co. B of the 15th Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry as a private. Since the 15th Wisconsin Infantry's list of battles and campaigns does not include any in Kentucky it is doubtful that he is the individual pictured in the photo found in Kentucky's Jackson Purchase.

Another Samuel Crossgrove from Union County, Pennsylvania is recorded as serving as a private in Co. K of the 51st Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry. The history of the 51st Pennsylvania shows that it was assigned to points in eastern Kentucky from Covington to Crab Orchard prior to its movement to Vicksburg, Mississippi in June of 1863. After the Seige of Vicksburg, the 51st Pennsylvania was assigned to duty again in Kentucky later that year. Based upon this information, this photograph is most likely the Samuel Crossgrove of Union, Pennsylvania.

Census information reveals that Samuel Crossgrove, born 18 July 1840, was the son of James Crossgrove of Union County, Pennsylvania.

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