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Thomas Leonidas Crittenden

(1819–93) Union army officer and lawyer, born in Russellville, Kentucky. As an aide to the staff of Gen. Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War (1846–48), Crittenden was selected to carry ...

Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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..., Thomas Leonidas ( 1819–93 ) Union army officer and lawyer , born in Russellville, Kentucky . As an aide to the staff of Gen. Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War ( 1846–48 ), Crittenden was selected to carry the news of the victory at Buena Vista ( 1847 ) to President James K. Polk . In the Civil War , he commanded and reorganized Kentucky's state militia. He was promoted to major general in 1862 and brevetted brigadier general after his performance at Stones River ( 1862–63 ). Directing the 21st Corps during the campaign leading to...

Thomas Leonidas Crittenden

Thomas Leonidas Crittenden  

(1819–93) Union army officer and lawyer, born in Russellville, Kentucky. As an aide to the staff of Gen. Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War (1846–48), Crittenden was selected to carry ...

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