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John T. Crenshaw


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1852 Democratic AD-16 0 Win
10-08-1853 Democratic SD-16 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

John Thomas Crenshaw
Born: 1820 in Tennessee
Married: Sarah Virginia Nash (m. 1847)
Military Service: ARMY (Civil War)
Died: July 1, 1863 in Vicksburg, Mississippi

  • Crenshaw died after being buried by the firing of the second mine under the Third Louisiana Redan. Casualties in the battle were 4,835 for the Union and 32,697 for the Confederacy.
  • Crenshaw's body was never recovered from the rubble following the explosion and he remains on the battlefield.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: "Californians in the Rebels Ranks", The Los Angeles Star. December 19, 1862. Transcribed by Dee Sardoch.