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Thomas Turpin CRITTENDEN

American Thomas Turpin CRITTENDEN

Union general in the American Civil War

Published by :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on October 16, 1825 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Died: on September 05, 1905 in East Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA


Crittenden was born in Huntsville, Alabama, but his family moved to Texas shortly thereafter. He was a nephew of Senator John J. Crittenden of Kentucky, and a first cousin of Confederate general George B. Crittenden and Union general Thomas L. Crittenden. He grew up in Texas and attended Transylvania College at Lexington, Kentucky. He practiced law in Missouri until the outbreak of the Mexican-American War in 1846, when he enlisted in a Missouri volunteer regiment and was made a second lieutenant. The next year, he relocated to Madison, Indiana, where he resumed his legal career.

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