Wednesday, December 04, 2013

John H. Cruver, 96th., Illinois Infantry.

From history company B., 96th., Illinois Infantry.

In the first charge John H. Cruver was wounded in the right elbow so severely that he afterward suffered three operations, having portions of the elbow and five inches of the bone above taken out, and being compelled to carry his arm in a sling three years.

From the 96th., Regimental Rosters.

John H. Cruver. Age 19 ; born in Chicago, Ill; farmer; enlisted from Wauconda; was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 20, 1863, in the right elbow; an operation was performed on his arm at
Chattanooga in September, 1863, and another at the Marine Hospital, Chicago, in 1864 ; and another in 1866; after being discharged, the entire elbow joint was taken out and five inches of the bone from the elbow up ; the arm is now stiff ; was compelled to carry his arm in a sling for nearly three years; was discharged from Hospital at Camp Butler, Springfield, Ill, in September, 1865. Was Bailiff in the Circuit Court of Cook County in 1866 and 1867, and a letter carrier in Chicago for some years; is now a manufacturer of knit goods at 27 West Lake Street, Chicago, Ill..

Files of the Surgeon General.

John H. Cruver, Private, Co. B., 96th., Infantry, Age 22, was wounded at Chickamauga, September 19, 1863, "Wound through the right elbow," discharged September 4, 1865, and pensioned.

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