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General Thomas L. Crittenden - 21st Army Corps

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Thomas L. Crittenden
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General Thomas L. Crittenden - 21st Army Corps
Thomas L. Crittenden
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Crittenden, Thomas L., major-general, was born in Rus-
sellville, Ky. May 15, 1819, studied law under his father, was
admitted to the bar, and was elected commonwealth's attorney in
Kentucky in 1842. 1n the Mexican war he served as lieutenant-
colonel of Kentucky infantry, and was volunteer aide to Gen.
Taylor in the battle of Buena Vista. He was from 1849 to 1853,
under appointment from President Taylor, consul to Liverpool,
then returned to the United States, resided for a time in
Frankfort, and afterwards engaged in mercantile pursuits in
Louisville, Ky. Espousing the Union cause at the beginning of
the Civil war, he was commissioned brigadier-general, Oct. 27,
At Shiloh he commanded a division and won by gallantry on that
field promotion to major-general of volunteers, being assigned
to command of a division in the Army of the Tennessee. He com-
manded the 2nd corps, forming the left wing of Gen. Buell's
Army of the Ohio, served afterwards under Gen. Rosecrans in the
battle of Stone's river, and at Chickamauga commanded one of
the two corps that were routed. He was afterwards given com-
mand of a division of the 9th corps, Army of the Potomac, and
operated with that corps in the campaign of 1864. He resigned,
Dec. 13, 1864 but was afterwards commissioned by President
Johnson colonel of the 32nd U. S. infantry, and in 1869 was
transferred to the 17th infantry. He was retired by reason of
his age, May, 1881. Gen Crittenden won by gallantry at Stone's
river the brevet of brigadier-general in the regular army,
which was conferred on him, March 2, 1867. He died at Annan-
dale, Staten 1sland N. Y., Oct. 23, 1893.