Thursday, January 12, 2017

Confederates Buried in McLean County, Illinois-- Part 2: Frank M. Crickenberger

Frank M. Crickenberger is one of five Confederate veterans buried at Wiley Cemetery outside of Colfax in Martin Township.  A former Virginian he died at age 91 in 1938 and was a very well-respected man.  His wife and he settled in Colfax in 1880 and earned a living as a contractor and mason.

Evidently, he was also well-accepted by Union veterans in the area, even with their great dislike for the "damned secesh."

--Old "Damned" Secesh

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