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Civil War Soldiers - Crocker
|Crocker, Marcellus M.,
brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Franklin, Ind., Feb. 6,
1830, entered the United States military academy at West Point in
1847, but left at the end of his second year and studied law,
practicing later in Des Moines, Ia. In May, 1861, he joined the
national army as major in the 2nd Iowa volunteers. He was promoted
colonel on Dec. 30, fought with distinction in the battle of Shiloh,
April 6 and 7, 1862, was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers on
Nov. 29, 1862, and engaged in the siege of Vicksburg, conducting a
raid in Mississippi. In 1864, upon the reenlistment of his brigade, he
joined Sherman's army, and was present at the siege of Atlanta and on
the march to the sea, commanding a division part of the time. He was
suffering from consumption all during his service, and was ordered to
Mexico at his personal solicitation, in hopes of bettering his health.
He returned afterwards to Washington, D. C, and died there, Aug. 26,
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908