Gen. George Crosman

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Major Gen George Hampden Crosman, III

Also Known As: "Crossman"
Birthplace: Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: May 28, 1882 (82)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of George Crosman, II and Amelia Sophia Dorothea Crosman
Husband of Hannah Blair Crosman
Father of Amelia Keith Crossman; George Crosman, (1); Alexander Crossman; Major George Hampden Crosman, II; CDR Alexander Foster Crossman, Sr. and 4 others
Brother of George Frederick Crossman and John C. Crossman

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About Gen. George Crosman

George Hampden Crosman (November 2, 1799 – May 28, 1882) was a career officer in the Regular Army of the United States who served primarily with the Quartermaster Corps.

After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1823, Crosman served at various army posts in the Midwestern United States during the 1820s and 1830s. He was among the first army officers to propose the establishment of a U.S. Camel Corps to better transport supplies. As an officer in the Quartermaster Corps, he played a notable role in the Second Seminole War, the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.

The George H. Crosman United States Army Reserve Center in Taunton, Massachusetts was named for him.

His granddaughter was the stage and film actress Henrietta Crosman


Added per Mary S Lockwood's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members": Civil War union Brevet Major General. A 1823 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, when the Civil War started he was serving a Colonel and Assistant Quartermaster General in the Regular Army. He was then appointed as Chief Quartermaster of the Philadelphia Depot, which was major railroad hub and transfer station for thousands of Union soldiers who were traveling to Washington and the war. On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers and Major General, US Volunteers for "faithful and meritorious services during the war".* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Jun 3 2019, 0:35:41 UTC

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Gen. George Crosman's Timeline

November 2, 1799
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
May 1830
November 18, 1836
June 11, 1838
St. Louis City, Missouri, USA, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
July 14, 1840
Boston, Suffolk County, MA, United States
October 6, 1848
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
January 20, 1852
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA, PA, United States
January 21, 1852
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States