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150th anniversary of Anson Croman and the 20th Michigan in the 1864 Overland Campaign

June 14, 2014
Overland Campaign

Public domain image from the National Park Service

On May 4, 1864, General Grant began the Overland Campaign which would lead 11 months later to the capture of the Confederate capitol of Richmond and the surrender of the main Confederate army in April, 1865.

The Overland Campaign lasted until June 12, 1864.

Anson Croman served in the 20th Michigan, IXth   Corps. 

Details are at:

Anson Croman and the Civil War: 1864

More information from the National Park Service:

Overland Campaign to Siege: Visitor Guide to Petersburg’s 1864/2014 Sesquicentennial Commemoration

If Anson Croman wrote letters home, none have survived. Therefore the best way to preserve the story of his service is by sharing the history of his regiment

Records document that Anson Croman was with his regiment from his 1862 enlistment until the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, Virginia in 1865.

The Musbachs and Robinsons are direct line descendants of Anson Croman and he is my 2nd great-grandfather-in-law.




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