Scope / Content: Letters (1855-64) from Crittenden to his family, including his parents, his brother, William D. Crittenden, and his wife, Bettie Browning Crittenden; letters (1862-68) of William D. Crittenden, William H. Browning and John K. Browning to family; letters (1862-1909) to Bettie Browning Crittenden from friends and family; and miscellaneous family papers (1847-1871). Bulk of correspondence (1862-64) describes Crittenden's military service.
Biographical Sketch: John Crittenden, a schoolteacher from Notasulga, Alabama, enlisted in Company E, 34th Alabama Infantry, when the regiment was formed in March, 1862. He was missing in action and presumed killed in the Battle of Nashville, December 15-16, 1864. His brother, William D. Crittenden, enlisted in the 1st Alabama Cavalry but received a medical discharge in 1863. His wife's brother, John K. Browning, enlisted in Company D, 34th Alabama Infantry.
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