Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Thomas Craig .

Thomas Craig.

Birth: Nov. 11, 1847.
Death: Jan. 22, 1914.

Wife: Charlotte House Craig.
Married between 1880 and 1886?

Children: Louis W. and Laura M. Craig

Burial: Stockton Cemetery, Stockton, Rooks County, Kansas.
Picture date 1904-5.
Stockton, Kansas.
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Mr.  Craig was reported as being a carpenter in 1880, and was unmarried.  In 1893 he was reported as being a liveryman.  In the picture on the left is a livery barn own by G. W. Phelps its the kind Mr. Craig would have work in.

Mr. Craig was a Civil War veteran, was in the 96th., Illinois Infantry, Co. I.,

From the 96th., Regimental History.

Craig, of Company I, was detailed for skirmish duty, and, advancing from the works near the right, he, with a few men from another command, in passing some evergreens, behind which were concealed a number of Rebels, was compelled to surrender. He was kept under guard that night, and next day assisted in burying the Union dead on the battle-field. He was then taken to Columbia, and on the morning of December 15, started on the long march to Corinth.

The Rebels robbed him of his boots, and the weather became so cold that his feet froze, causing him great suffering. He arrived in Corinth Christmas day, and a week later was sent, in company with many sick and wounded, to the southward. He was for a short time at Meridian, Miss., Mobile, Ala., and Montgomery, Ala. February 15, 1865, he started for Jackson, Miss., and in just a week was paroled at the Big Black River, going thence to Vicksburg. March 11 he started northward, and before the close of the month joined the Regiment in East Tennessee, and was finally discharged with them in June. He is now a liveryman in Stockton, Kansas.

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