Birth: Jun., 1837.
Death: Nov. 27, 1863.
Volunteer Civil War Officer.On April 17, 1861, Creighton recruited a company of infantry which became Co. A, 7th OVI. He was elected lieutenant and promoted to colonel on March 23, 1862 after admirable service at the Battle of Winchester, Va. After being severely wounded on August 9, 1862 he left the 7th OVI only to return to them in September 1862. On November 27, 1863, Creighton, in commmand of the 1st Brigade was ordered to assault Taylor's Ridge near Ringgold, Ga. The Brigade struggled and suffered severe casualties. Creighton, rallying his old regiment, now commanded by Lt. Col. Orrin Crane (Also from Cleveland, Ohio - See Orrin J. Crane), was shot through the heart, carried down and died 6 hours later. He had previously tried to retrieve the body of Lt. Col. Crane, who was shot near the top of the summit, but had been unsuccesful.Both Creighton's and Crane's remains were brought back to Cleveland where they lay in state at City Hall on December 7-8, 1863. Both were temporarily placed in the Bradburn Family Vault in Erie Street Cemetery. Thousands of Clevelanders lined the street for the funeral procession. In July of 1864 both were buried, side by side, in Woodland Cemetery.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
No. 63. Chattanooga, Tenn., April 27, 1864.
The defenses of Chattanooga will hereafter be know by the names given to them in this order.
The detached work on the high hill east of the town, as Fort Creighton, in honor to Colonel Creighton, Seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteers, commanding First Brigade, Second Division, Twelfth Army Corps, who was killed in assault upon the enemy's lines on Taylor's Ridge, near Ringgold, Ga., November 26, 1863.
Colonel Orrin Crane.
Death: Nov. 27, 1863.
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Volunteer Civil War Officer .Crane enlisted on April 17 1861 as a private and was elected 1st lieutenant when his company became Co. A, 7th OVI. He was appointed captain on May 14, 1861. Crane learned the fundamentals of military science from Col. William R. Creighton (Also from Cleveland, Ohio - See William R. Creighton). Crane was promoted to Lt. Col. on October 6, 1862 and commanded the 7th Ohio OVI when they assaulted Taylor's Ridge near Ringgold Ga, on November 27, 1863. The Brigade struggled and suffered heavy casualties. Crane was killed near the top of the summit. Col. Creighton tried to retrieve the body, but failed and was mortally wounded himself.Both Crane's and Creighton's bodies were returned to Cleveland where they lay in state at City Hall on December 7-8, 1863. Thousands of Clevelanders lined the streets for the funeral procession. They were temporarily placed in the Bradburn Family Vault in Erie Street Cemetery. In July 1864, both were buried, side by side, in Woodland Cemetery.