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Adams Crutcher Ferguson

Obituary of W. F. Crutcher, Lonoke County, Arkansas.

W. F. Crutcher, son of R. A. and Susan Vance Crutcher (Virginians), born in Giles County, Tenn., January 30, 1844, died at his home, in Lonoke, Ark., April 2, 1915.

Comrade Crutcher went to Arkansas with his parents at the age of fourteen years and located near Old Austin, in Lonoke County. At the outbreak of the war, at the age of seventeen years, he volunteered and enlisted with the 25th Arkansas Infantry, Company I, commanded by Capt. James Adams, later under Gen. Braxton Bragg's Division, and served as a private until the close of the war.

He participated in the battle of Corinth, Miss., Richmond, Va., Harrisburg and Perryville, Ky., Murfreesboro, Tenn., and other battles. At Murfreesboro he was wounded in both thighs while charging a battery. When in the hospital there he was taken prisoner and was then sent to be exchanged at Richmond. He was recaptured while on parole in Alabama and Tennessee and sent to Camp Morton Prison, in Indiana, where he was held for twenty-two months.

In the spring of 1865 he was exchanged the second time and went back to his old command, then in Greensboro, N. C., when the surrender came.

Returning to his home in Arkansas to battle with the ruin and desolation that lay over his home country, he set to work clearing land, and in farming and stock-raising he made a success.

On March 28, 1869, Mr. Crutcher married Miss Ola T. Ferguson, daughter of Lieut. W. T. Ferguson. He became a member of the Baptist Church in 1871 and lived an honorable Christian life, holding the love, respect, and confidence of all who knew him. He was a kind and devoted husband and father. His wife, four daughters, and two sons survive him.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1915.

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