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17390  KIA Vicksburg Missouri Bvt. General Geo. B. Boomer   
LS to Gen. McPherson recommending the promotion of Robert
C. Crowell based on his distinguished service and indefatigable
spirit.  Written approximately one month before his death at

“Headquarters 3rd brigade 7th division 17th Army Corps,  
Dept. of the Tenn., Millikens Brigade,  April 23rd 1863
Sir, allow me to present the name of Robert C. Crowell,
Captain Co. E, 26th  Regt  Mo. Infty  Vols. for promotion in the
Staff Dept. of the Army of the army.  This officer has served
with distinguish credit for two years, fought his company of 43
men at the Battle of Iuka until 13 men killed and 26 disabled
and brought the remaining four from the field with his regt.
though severely wounded himself and has in every position in
which he has been acquitted himself with the highest honor. He
is now acting as our adjt. genl. for which position he is
eminently fitted. He is indefatigable in attention to his duties
and will adorn any position he occupies in the service.”  $220    

Boomer was killed at Vicksburg 4 weeks later.  His last words
were,”Boys don’t charge those works.”  He was killed instantly
by a sharpshooters bullet to his head.

George B. Boomer

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 9/1/1861 as a Colonel.

On 9/1/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff MO 26th
He was Killed on 5/22/1863 at Vicksburg, MS