James E. Croft / Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient

© Photographed July 20, 2015
 Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin
42.702347,-89.045101
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JAMES E.
CROFT
1833-1914
Medal of Honor Recipient
[Civil War]
Citation: For extraordinary heroism on 5 October 1864, while serving with Battery 12, Wisconsin Light Artillery, in action at Allatoona, Georgia. Private Croft took the place of a gunner who had been shot down and inspired his comrades by his bravery and effective gunnery, which contributed largely to the defeat of the enemy.
The memorial is located at Oak Hill Cemetery. I could not locate an address for the cemetery. The entrance to the cemetery is located on southbound North Washington Street / North County Road E / U.S. Business Route 14, Janesville, Wisconsin 53548.

NOTE: The cemetery is huge -- the grounds cover approximately 90 acres and roughly 13 miles of paved roadway! The memorial is at Block 99, Lot 7, Grave 1.




James E. Croft is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Janesville, Wisconsin.

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