Frederick Norman Crandall

Frederick Norman Crandall, alias “Ormond F. Crandall”, was born about 1840 in Franklin County, New York.

Frederick left New York and moved westward, eventually settling in western Michigan by the time the war broke out.

Frederick stood 5’11” with gray eyes, brown hair and a light complexion, and was a 21-year-old carpenter probably living in Kent County when he enlisted in Company A on May 13, 1861. (Company A was made up largely of men from Grand Rapids, and many of whom had served in various local militia units before the war, specifically the Valley City Guards, or VCG, under the command of Captain Samuel Judd, who would also command Company A.) He was absent sick in the hospital from August of 1862 through October, and was discharged on November 10, 1862 at Chesapeake general hospital, Fortress Monroe, Virginia, for “hemorrhoids of long standing and prolapsus of the rectum.”

It is not known if Frederick ever returned to Michigan.

He was married to Melvina.

He eventually settled in Colorado where he was living in 1890 when he applied for and received a pension (no. 1044893).

His widow was still living in Colorado in 1907 (?) when she applied for and received a pension (no. 511237).