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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spotlightling Samuel Crooks - Sheep Pen Cemetery - Madison Township, Highland County, Ohio

Click on title to link to the Samuel Crooks memorial on the website "Find A Grave"

Every Name Index Veterans’ Burial Records Recorder’s Office Highland County, Ohio
Published by The Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, page 9:
“CROOKS, Samuel buried in (MAD) Madison Township at (LIM) Limes Cemetery
Recorded in Volume 5, on page 23.”
Samuel Crooks was a Private in Co. “I” of the 168th Regiment during the Civil War. On page 397 of The Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 – 1866 – Vol. IX – “Crooks, Samuel, age 33, date of entering service, May 2, 1864 for 100 days. Wounded June 11, 1864 in Battle of Cynthiana, Kentucky; discharged October 18, 1864 at Covington, Kentucky, on Surgeon’s certificate of disability.”