CRITTENDEN - Utah (1860-1861)
On 9 November 1858, amid gun fire and patriotic music, the soldiers of Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, raised the United States flag above their newly completed garrison. Named for Secretary of War, John B. Floyd, the post housed the largest concentration of U.S. troops to that time, in what immediately became the third largest city in Utah.
In 1860, after Floyd's Southern sympathies caused his dismissal from cabinet, the post was renamed Fort Crittenden. Then, when fighting in the South escalated into the Civil War, the frontier troops were called back east to that conflict. By midsummer of 1861 Camp Floyd/Fort Crittenden was abandoned.
CAMP CRITTENDEN - Missouri(1861)
Infantry in Missouri. In September 1861 it was moved down to Mayfield Creek, and established Camp Crittenden, distant from the Mississippi river about three miles, and from Columbus the rebel stronghold, about eight.
Action at Elliott's Mills, Camp Crittenden, 22 September 1861.
CRITTENDEN - Marion County, Kentucky (1861-1865)
Starting in June of 1864, the Union Army started mustering Black troops into the US Army at Camp Crittenden for 3 years of service.
The pay at this time was $13 a month for white troops, but only $9 a month for the Black troops. A large number of Black units was mustered at Lebanon with White officers over the units.
Camp Crittenden mustered into U.S. service, at Lebanon, KY, from June of 1864 to April of 1865, a total number of 2,043 Blacks from the state of Kentucky alone. And of this number of Black troops, 211 of them died at Camp Crittenden from 1864 to 1865.
FORT CRITTENDEN - Lexington, Kentucky
Crittenden (1). This earthworks fort was built in 1863 was built mostly of
slave labour. It was built, with the nearby New Redoubt, to protect the
pro-Union government. Unsuccessfully attacked by the Confederates in 1864.
Later known as Fort Boone. Forest Hill Park is located in the centre of
the town of Frankfort on a forested hill
Crittenden (2). Undetermined location
of Nogales, in southern Arizona (Indian era.)