Crutchfield, William

Life Span
to
Full name
William Crutchfield
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Slave State
Occupation
Politician
Farmer or Planter
Political Parties
Republican
Government
US House of Representatives
Military
Union Army

William Crutchfield (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
CRUTCHFIELD, William, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Greeneville, Greene County, Tenn., November 16, 1824; attended the common schools; moved to McMinn County, Tenn., in 1840 and remained there four years; settled in Jacksonville, Ala., in 1844 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; became a permanent resident of Chattanooga in 1850; during the Civil War never enlisted but served in the Union Army as honorary captain in the Chickamauga campaign; was with General Thomas during the siege of Chattanooga, and was an assistant to General Steedman and other commanders until the close of the war; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Chattanooga, Tenn., January 24, 1890; interment in the family lot in Old Citizens Cemetery.
"Crutchfield, William," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000961.
How to Cite This Page: "Crutchfield, William," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/11905.