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Charles Cotilda Crews
Birth: 1830
Harris County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1887
Hillsboro
Sierra County
New Mexico, USA

Civil Wat Confederate Army Officer. A practicing physician in Cuthbert, Georgia, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Georgia Cavalry in October of 1861. He was elected Captain of Company C of the 2nd Georgia Cavalry on May 7, 1862. He fought in all of the battles of the Army of Tennessee and was severely wounded in the hip in the attack at Dover, Tennessee in January of 1863. He personally accepted the surrender of General George Stoneman at Macon, Georgia in July of 1864. As commander of his Georgia cavalry brigade, he fought in Wheeler's raid through Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama and was in numerous skirmishes in an attempt to stop Sherman's march through Georgia and the Carolinas. He was severely wounded in the Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, North Carolina and was paroled as colonel on May 3, 1865. Some sources contend that he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General before the April 26, 1865 surrender of the Army of Tennessee, although official reports of Generals Johnston and Wheeler refer to Crews as a Colonel. After the war, he became a railroad agent in Georgia and eventually relocated to New Mexico for health reasons. He practiced medicine and was the part owner of a local mine until his death in Hillsboro in 1887. (bio by: Thomas Fisher) 
 
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Hillsboro Cemetery
Hillsboro
Sierra County
New Mexico, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 08, 2006
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Charles Cotilda Crews
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