James K. P. Crider

James Knox Polk Crider

Co. A, 9th Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia

Co. B, 28th Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia

Co. F, 48th Missouri Infantry

Great-grandfather of Wayne A. Griswold

wilmington-dividerJames Knox Polk Crider (also known as Polk Crider) was born January 17, 1845 in Third Creek Township, Gasconade County, Missouri to James and Meekey (Owens) Crider. His great-grandfather, Jacob Krider, was a veteran of the American Revolution.

 Company B, 28th Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia

Enrolled and organized August 15, 1862 at Linn County, Missouri. Ordered into active service May 1, 1863 at Linn County by Col. Zevely. Ordered into active service September 27, 1864 at Linn County. Remarks: “Entered US Army Jan, 1864, 23 days actual service.”

Private, commanded by Capt. Williams. Enrolled and organized January 21, 1863 at Linn County. Remarks: “No service rendered.”

 Company A, 9th Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia

Enrolled and organized July 4, 1863 at Osage County, Missouri, by Col. L. Zevely. Ordered into active service July 4, 1863 at Osage County by General T. L. Crawford. Remarks: “In actual service to and present Nov. 24, 1863, date of last roll on file 3d Auditor’s Office. M.R. Nov 214, ranks him as Corporal.”

Company F, 48th Missouri Infantry

Commanded by Captain Rice. Enlisted September 3, 1864, Linn County, Missouri. Mustered in September 16, 1864 at Rolla, Missouri, Mustered out June 29, 1865, at Benton Barracks, Missouri. Organized at St. Louis, Jefferson City, and Rolla August 3 to November 22, 1864. Attached to the District of Rolla, Department of Missouri to December 1864. Railroad Guard, Tennessee & Alabama Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February 1865. Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL, to June 1865. SERVICE: Duty at Rolla, Missouri thru December 9, 1864. Defense of Rolla against Confederate General Sterling Price. Moved to Nashville, Tennessee, December 9-19. Assigned to post duty at Columbia, Tennessee and garrison block houses on Tennessee & Alabama Railroad from Franklin to Tailoka till February 1865. Moved to Chicago, Illinois, February 18-22. Guard duty at Camp Douglas and escorted Confederate prisoners to City Point, Virginia for exchange till June 16, 1865. Ordered to Benton Barracks, Missouri. Mustered out June 22, 1865.

James Knox Polk Crider died April 1, 1903 at Woollam, Gasconade County, Missouri. His wife, Sarah, applied for a widow’s pension on November 29, 1917, after the death of her second husband, Richard Hains (Haynes), who died December 25, 1909. No children were born to this union. Sarah Tackitt Crider died July 29, 1919 at Canaan, Gasconade County, Missouri, She is buried with her first husband, James Knox Polk Crider in Bethel Cemetery near Rosebud, Missouri. Sarah Tackitt Crider’s second husband, Richard Hains (Haynes), served in the Company F, 31st Missouri Infantry and received a pension from the Federal Government.

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