CALVIN BROWN CROOK
28 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 22 May 1831 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 11 November 1926in White County, Tennessee
Buried: Old Zion Cemetery, White County, Tennessee
Parents: John and Sarah (Brown) Crook

1st Married: Sarah Jane Kemmer in about 1855 in Tennessee
Born: 1 September 1835 in Rhea County, Tennessee
Died: 6 February 1872 in White County, Tennessee
Buried: Hill Cemetery, White County, Tennessee
Parents: John and Unknown Kemmer

Children:

  1. Elizabeth C. Crook
  2. John K. Crook
  3. Belle Crook
  4. Charles Crook
  5. Sarah Crook

2nd Married: Lucinda Margaret Brewster Earl on 27 September 1873 in White County, Tennessee
Born: 14 February 1838 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 21 April 1911 in White County, Tennessee
Buried: Old Zion Cemetery, White County, Tennessee
Parents: William and Kitty (Bruce) Brewster
Widow of:
Thomas W. Earle

Children:

  1. Kitty Crook
  2. Claudius Crook

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: David C. Crook - 28th Tennessee Infantry

MILITARY INFORMATION

28 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company A

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a 2nd Lieutenant
  • Enlisted 6 Aug 1861 at Livingston
  • Age: 28
  • Mustered In: 6 Aug 1861
  • Joined at Camp Zollicoffer and Present for Duty
  • 6 Oct - 31 Oct 1861: Present
  • 28 Apr 1862: <no remarks>
  • 28 Feb - 31 Aug 1862: Absent on Furlough
  • 28 Feb - 31 Aug 1862: Present; Elected at 2nd Lieutenant on 8 May 1862
  • Sep & Oct 1862: Present; Elected at 2nd Lieutenant on 8 May 1862
  • Jan & Feb 1863: Present; Elected at 2nd Lieutenant on 8 May 1862; Has been sick as home
  • Names appears on a Receipt Roll dated 6 Dec 1862

28 thTennessee (Consolidate) Infantry Regiment
Company A

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as 2nd Lieutenant and left as a 2nd Lieutenant
  • 8 Feb 1865 near Meridan Miss: <no remarks>
  • Resignation Letter written on 13 Apr 1863 in Camp near Tullahoma, TN: Crook resigns stating that he would prefer to serve as a Private

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT (1st Application):

  • Filed: 16 August 1911
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Cookeville, Putnam County
  • Member: Company A, 28th Tennessee Infantry
  • Born: in White County in 1831
  • Enlisted in 1861 in Murray's Regiment; John Murray; D. C. Crook
  • Battles: Fishing Creek, Shiloh, Murfreesboro
  • No Family
  • Attest: J. A. Bearn and J. G. Jaquess

ABSTRACT (2nd Application):

  • Filed: 29 Mar 1915
  • Wife is dead and he is living with his son
  • Attest: J. C. Beamer

Supporting Documents:

  • CBC (15 May 1863) - Sent in his resignation.
  • CBC (22 May 1863) - Application for furlough.
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (17 Aug 1911) - Requests his service records.
  • War Department (23 Aug 1911) - Sent his service records.
  • CBC to Frank Dibrell (14 Aug 1911) - Please help me get a pension.
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (23 Aug 1911) - The pension is disallowed.
  • Special Examiner (7 Nov 1911) - ???
  • J. M. Nicholas (16 Dec 1911) - Supports his claim.
  • W. L. Dibrell (26 Mar 1915) - Supports his claim.
  • Special Examiner to W. L. Dibrell (9 Apr 1915) - Describes why CBC has not been granted a pension.
    • The first application he stated that he was furloughed for 10 days.
    • The second application he provided a furlough for 30 days dated 15 May 1863.
    • At the end of his furlough, his command was still within reach of him, and he should have gone back.
    • He states that he resigned because of disability, but no evidence of disability has been found.
    • He claims that he could get into the country but could not get out.
    • Your father [General Dibrell] was in the country after the battle of Chickamauga and occupied it for some time. He came back in 1864.
    • If he did not go back then, he missed several opportunities.
  • CBC (9 Apr 1915) - He found his furlough papers. He was furloughed for 30 days instead of 10. The first time that General Dibrell's army came through he was not able to go as he was sick.
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners to W. L. Dibrell (9 Aug 1915) - The pension is disallowed and gave the reasons why.
  • J. L. Lowry (1 Jul 1917) - Supports his claim.
  • CBC (16 Jul 1917) -
    • He got sick after the Battle of Murfreesboro.
    • He was sick at Fishing Creek with fever and sent home.
    • He went back to the command at Corinthn, MS.
    • He fought at the Battle of Shiloh. Afterwards, he was sick with diarrhea.
    • He was carried to Vicksburg and then sent home. Then he was ordered to Knoxville and then to Murfreesboro where he fought at Stones River.
    • They fell back to Tullahoma. His disease flared up again and resigned his commission as an officer.
    • He went into the army at 225 lbs and came out at 125 lbs.
  • Mary A. Broyles [sister to CBC] (18 Jul 1917) -
    • On her birthday 2 Apr 1918, she will be 86 years old.
    • Her husband was wounded at the Shiloh battle.
    • After that battle, CBC was sent home sick with diarrhea.
    • His family did not think he would live.
  • Secretary (21 Nov 1917) - The pension is disallowed.
    • CBC resigned because he had chronic diarrhea.
    • He went to Carthage to take the oath. Otherwise, he would have had to go to prison.
  • Fred G. Mitchell (20 Dec 1917) - Supports his claim.
  • Fred G. Mitchell (9 Jan 1918) - Requests status of CBC's pension.
  • CBC (9 Feb 1919) - Requests the status of his pension.
  • Secretary (21 Nov 1917
  • Fred G. Mitchell (18 Jan 1920) - He knows Mary Broyles.
  • Mrs. Claude Crook (12 May 1920) - CBC fell about a month ago and broke his hip. He stayed with the war for four years. The enemy drove off his stock and took his feed. The flu has left her husband crippled.
  • Mrs. Claude Crook (14 May 1920) - CBC weighed 225 lbs at the onset of the war. He weighed about 125 lbs after. The Pension Board only offered to send him to the Soldier's Home, but he won't go. [Transcriber Notes: Mrs. Claude Crook uses a very angry tone in her letter.]
  • Mrs. Claude Crook (???) - If you can send him to the Old Soldier's Home, why can't you give him a pension.
  • Secretary (14 May 1920) - His pension is disallowed.
  • Secretary (19 May 1920) - I am simply a bookkeeper. I cannot put him on the rolls.
  • Secretary (29 Jun 1920) - The Board has considered this case a number of times. He says that he could not get back to the army, but the board knows that the Confederate Army was through his region several times.
  • Mrs. Claude Crook (10 Jul 1920) -
    • General Dibrell army's was nearby, but CBC was sick and could not return.
    • Another time two parties of General Dibrell's army came by, but they were breaking into stores and stealing horses. CBC did not want to be associated with these men.
    • He knew of no lay requiring him to fight his way through the enemy to get back to his command.
    • He came home to heal and wanted to get to the infantry instead of the cavalry.
    • Mrs. Crook's husband is also an invalid.
  • Secretary (13 Jul 1920) - The board has received his letter.
  • Secretary (14 Jul 1920) - The board cannot see any law that would allow him to be added to the Pension Rolls.
  • F. G. Mitchell (9 Aug 1920) -
    • CBC was prevented from returning to army after furlough and was prevented by his sickness. This will appear on the affidavit of Mary Broyles.
    • He was cut off from the army by Federal soldiers. He was finally able to return to the fighting in Murfreesboro and did some fighting in Louisanna.
    • CBC is an invalid in a "rolling chair".
  • Frank M. Thompson (15 Jul 1920) - Has a letter from Mrs. Claude Creek.
  • Special Examiner (16 Nov 1921) - ??? <difficult to read>
  • Quarles & Hunter Funeral Directors (11 Nov 1926) - CBC's funeral expenses are $100.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 79
  • 1860 Census: White County, TN, Page 151
  • 1870 Census: White County, TN, Page378
  • 1880 Census: White County, TN, Page 478A
  • 1900 Census: White County, TN, Page 254A
  • 1910 Census: White County, TN, Page 118A
  • 1920 Census: White County, TN, Page 253B

ADDITIONAL DATA