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CROSBY, Eben, soldier. Of his early life nothing is known. He served with distinction in the national army throughout the civil war, losing an arm at Gettysburg. He received, on 28 July 1866, the appointment of second lieutenant of infantry in the U. S. army, and on 27 Nay, 1869, was assigned to service on the western border. Indians, near Heart River, killed him fifteen miles from Fort Rice, while returning from the Yellowstone expedition, 3 October 1872.
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