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Private John Alexander Cromartie, Company K, 5th Florida Infantry

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Prewar Occupations
  • Farmer
  • He was the brother-in-law of Captain Richmond N. Gardner of Company K, 5th Florida Infantry (Gardner married Sarah E., John's sister).
  • His parents were John Cromartie and Elizabeth Ann Hendon.
  • 6'
  • grey eyes
  • dark hair
  • light skin

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Created by: CivilWarFlorida Administrator This user is an Administrator.          on February 25th, 2004 9:24:01 PM EST

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 Date Event Location Rank Unit  
  August 14, 1834 Born North Carolina Detail
  February 20, 1862 Enlisted Tallahassee, FL Private Company K, 5th Florida Infantry Detail
  July 7, 1863 Captured Gettysburg, PA Detail
  Imprisoned Fort Delaware Prison, Delaware City, DE Detail
  June 10, 1865 Released on oath Detail
  May 22, 1867 Married Detail
  April 10, 1908 Died Miccosukee, FL Detail
  Interred Runner Cemetery, Miccosukee, FL Detail

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Letter of  Joel Clifton Blake to Laura Parish Blake on April 10, 1863
"Letters of Joel C. Blake", APALACHEE Volume V, 1962. Copy on file at US Army Military Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA

Camp near Fredericksburg April 10, 1863 My Dear Laura, I have just been relieved from a good deal of anxiety & uneasiness by the arrival of your long & interesting letter of the 1st. I do humbly thank God that he has so mercifully preserved my dear family from that disease & death which seemed to be sweeping over the whole country. My uneasiness for the last three or four days has rendered me almost entirely unfit for duty. Lt. Peeler got a letter from Simadosia Peeler, who stated that cousin Tom had just been to see her & that he said the scarlet fever was raging on the Lake in an aggravated...

Letter of  John Alexander Cromartie to Uncle on April 25, 1865    Comments have been posted about this letter.         (1 comment)
Copy on file at Gettysburg National Military Park

Fort Delaware Del April 25 1865 Dear Uncle I write to inform you of the health of your son Junius, who has been a prisoner here since the capture of Fort Fisher. He is quite sick with chronic darrhoea. He has been in the hospital about six weeks, he has fever most of the time and is very much emaciated. I would like to stay with him and make his situation as comfortable as possible, but prison rules do not allow it. I dont know that you could get him out of prison if you were to try, to visit him you will have to get permission from Mr Stannton secretary of War. He is without money if you...

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  • pscromartie.  Private John Alexander Cromartie, Company K, 5th Florida Infantry is pscromartie 's paternal great-great grandfather.
  • GenProud (Palm Harbor, FL).  Private John Alexander Cromartie, Company K, 5th Florida Infantry is GenProud 's maternal g-g-grandfather. GenProud writes: "Would like to hear from other descendants/cousins."

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