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3d Lieut James W. Crookshanks
Co. G
43 Tenn Inf


Crookshanks, James W., 3rd Lt., Co. G, 43rd Tennessee Infantry, age 19, enlisted for 12 months October 19, 1861, at Knoxville, Tenn., as Pvt., elected 5th Sgt. December 13, 1861, reduced to Pvt. May 10, 1862, elected Bvt. 2nd Lt. April 27, 1863, killed in action June 22, 1863, Vicksburg, Miss., buried near the trenches “without a coffin, without even a blanket” with oyster shells marking the head of  the  grave, subsequently re-interred in the Vicksburg City Cemetery.

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At right, the note at the bottom of the card reads, "Name appears in column of names present as James W. Crookshanks."

Here is noted that he was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 27 April 1863.




Thanks to George Martin for this compilation of information on this soldier James W. Crookshanks.
George is the great-great-grandnephew of Tennessee soldier Isaac Martin.



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