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19482 Captain Emmet Crawford Post Office Receipt
Crawford’s effects sent 2-17-1886 the month following his
death from Charles Morton, Ft. Concho, San Angelo,
Texas to Z. T. Crawford. (Emmet’s younger brother
Crawford enlisted in the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry,
fighting as part of the Army of the Potomac, including
the Battle of Antietam and the Battle of Fredericksburg.
He was WIA at the Second Battle of Fredericksburg.
During recovery he attended the first officer training
school designed to train white officers assisgned to
command U. S. Colored Troops. He returned to duty in
time to be mustered out with the rest of his regiment. He
and his two brothers reenlisted in the 197th Pennsylvania
Infantry. The war’s ending found him assigned to the
13th Colored Artillery in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He
was most noted for his time spent in the Arizona
Territory under General George Crook in the U. S.
Cavalry. He was killed in pursuit of the Apache leader
Geronimo in January 1886 in Mexico.