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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