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Civil War Soldiers - Cruft

Cruft, Charles, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Indiana, and entered the service of the United States from that state, becoming, on Sept. 20, 1861, colonel of the 31st Ind. infantry. He was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers, July 16, 1862, and on March 5, 1865, was given the brevet of major-general of volunteers. He was honorably mustered out of the service, Aug. 24, 1865. Gen. Cruft served with distinction throughout the war, receiving on several occasions special mention from his superior officers, and distinguishing himself especially at the battles which were fought near Richmond, Ky., Aug. 29 and 30, 1862, having on these occasions command of a brigade under Gen. Mahlon D. Manson. He died in Terre Haute, Ind., March 23, 1883.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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