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24th Georgia Infantry (CSA)
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Name: Sidney Smith CrumleyRank: Private Company: K

Smith Crumley, my grt-grt grandfather, was 17 when he enlisted along with his 19 year old brother George in a company raised by Robert McMillan in Habersham(now White) county Georgia. They entered CSA service as Co. K 24th Georgia Infantry Regmt. They fought in all the major battles of the Army of Northern Virginia. Smith was wounded at Fair Oaks, and was later admitted to Chimborazo Hospital No. 3 with dibilitas and was not present at the battle of Fredericksburg, returning to the 24th on 17, Dec. 1862. In June 1863 he and his brother George were selected from the company ranks for transfer to the newly formed 3rd Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters, Co. B. Smith Crumley survived the war,lived as a Methodist minister, and farmer in White County, Georgia. He would become the last full-time gate keeper of the Unicoi Turnpike. He died in 1932, and was laid to rest next to his wife, Julia Anne, in the cemetery of the Chattahoochee Methodist Church in Robertstown Georgia, just north of the town of Helen.

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Contact Name: Morris Crumley
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