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Civil War Soldiers - Croxton
|Croxton, John T., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Bourbon county, Ky., Nov. 29, 1837. He was
graduated at Yale in 1857, was admitted to the bar in 1858, and
practiced law in Paris, Ky. When the Civil war broke out he espoused
the Union side and joined the national service in June, 1861, as
lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Ky. volunteers. In March, 1862, he
succeeded to the colonelcy, and in Aug., 1864, was commissioned
brigadier-general. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers, April
27, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of
Franklin, Tenn., and in the campaign from the Tennessee river to
Macon, Ga. He commanded the district of southwest Georgia, with
headquarters at Macon, in 1865, and then, resigning his commission,
Dec. 26, 1865, he resumed his law practice in Paris, Ky. He helped
establish the Louisville Commercial as a Republican organ. Gen.
Croxton's health had been undermined by exposure during the war and
overwork afterwards, and in 1873 he accepted the office of United
States minister to Bolivia, in hope of regaining it. He died in La
Paz, Bolivia, April 16, 1874.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908