Biographical Sketch of Logan Crawford

Logan Crawford, county surveyor, was born Jan. 13th, 1822, in Union, Conn.; moved to Mayville, Wis., in the spring of 1847, and was employed on the Fond du Lac & Watertown R.R. He surveyed in 1851, and in the summer of 1852 was again employed by the Railroad Company a surveyor, under J. S. Sewell, engineer. Mr. S. was transferred to the C. & N.W.R.R. on the Ill. division, and sent for Mr. C. to assist. In 1854 he settled in Harrison County, and bought land near Calhoun; has suffered large losses from prairie fire. He enlisted in 1861 in the 5th Ia. Infantry; enlisted as a private; was promoted in 1863 to lieutenant; was engaged in the battle of Pittsburg Landing; was wounded at Corinth, Oct. 6th, 1863, and again at Atlanta, Ga.; was severely wounded by musket shot through the chest, and reported dead; was taken prisoner in that condition, and put in the hospital at Macon, Ga.; was transferred to Charlestown, S.C., and exchanged in December, 1864. He was elected surveyor in 1870, on the republican ticket, and re-elected in 1881; has been justice of the peace of Calhoun Township two terms. He married Helen M. Rising, at Maysville, Wis. They have four children living.



Harrison County IA,

History of Western Iowa: Its Settlement and Growth. Sioux City: Western Publishing Company. 1882.

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