Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Civil War Memoir: William H. Crampton, 28th New York Infantry Volunteers

The following is from Grand Army of the Republic ~ Department of New York ~ Personal War Sketches of the Members of Charles P. Sprout Post No. 76, of Lockport

Sprout who was with the New York 28th Infantry was killed in Action at Cedar Mountain, Virginia on August 9, 1862

William H. Crampton
Born Orleans, New York
Company “A”, 28th New York Infantry Volunteers

I Was promoted from the ranks to the Office of Corporal February 28th 1862 and was discharged as Corporal September 24, 1862 at Hospital in Alexandria, Va., by reason of loss of right arm, 3 inches below shoulder joint. Amputated on account of seven gun severe gun shot wound received at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August 9, 1862.

To me the most important event in the service was the Battle in which I was wounded in so severe a manner as to cause the amputation of my right arm, and the operation which was found necessary and performed at the hospital in Alexandria Virginia, called The Mansion Home Hospital.

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