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Civil War Veterans

From The Nashville Journal,
Nashville, Washington County, Illinois,
15 February 1940
Researched by Judy Pariseau

James R. Crews

Second to Last War Vet Buried
 
Funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon, at Ashley, for James R. Crews, who until his death was the second last of the Civil War veterans in Washington county. He was 93 years old and passed away at his home in Ashley on Tuesday. Mr. Crews had been confined to his home for the greater part of the last three years as a result of a fall.
 
The Crews family were among the pioneer settlers of Ashley township having come to the county from Tennessee before the outbreak of the war. Mr. Crews enlisted at the age of 17.
 
His death leaves Joseph Allen of Irvington as the only survivor of the war between the states left in the county.
 

Notes : James R. Crews, a farmer from Deer Creek, Tazewell Co., Illinois
stood 5'6" tall with brown hair, blue eyes and a florid complexion.
He was born in Washington County, Illinois

 
Served during the Civil War with the Union Army,
with Co. C, 152nd Illinois Infantry
Enlisted on February 9, 1865 in Springfield, Illinois
Mustered in as a Private on February 9, 1865 in Springfield, Illinois
Mustered out on September 11, 1865 in Memphis, Tennessee.

 


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