Sergeant Angelo Crapsey was born December 9, 1842 in Hinsdale, New York. On April 12, 1861 the Confederacy launched an attack on Fort Sumter which began the American Civil War. Shortly after the attack on Fort Sumter Angelo traveled to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to enlist. The city was filled with men eager to serve. Angelo would enlist on May 3, 1861. On May 30, he was assigned to federal service as a private with I Company, 13th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment also know as the “Bucktails”. Angelo saw combat in Dranesville, Cross Keys, and Antietam. On December 13, 1862 Angelo was captured at Fredericksburg. Angelo would spent 5 months in the notorious Libby Prison and would emerge a shell of his former self. Depression, self-consciousness, and delusions of being infested with lice captured his every waking moment. Unfortunately for Angelo, the war was not over for him and he was sent back to his unit and went on to go fight at Gettysburg. He survived unharmed but he fell ill with a fever while also dealing with a mental condition today known as post-traumatic stress disorder. On October 13, 1863 Angelo was discharged from the army and sent home. His discharge from the army did nothing to ease the pain inside of him. He fell deeper into mental instability, making several unsuccessful attempts at suicide . When long time friends denied Angelo permission to be part of a hunting group, the pain became too much. He took one of his friends rifles from a “secret” “location and carried it to a secluded spot . He sat down, leaned back against a tree, put the barrel into his mouth, and pulled the trigger. 620,000 Americans died in the American Civil War. Angelo is not included in these statistics but he is undeniable another casualty of war. Angelos story is told in the book “Pathway to Hell: A Tragedy of the American Civil War” by Dennis W. Brandt and the HBO documentary War Torn. #americancivilwar#civilwar#americanhistory#ushistory#1860s#fortsumter#Harrisburg#harrisburgpa#hinsdale#unionarmy#confederatearmy#ptsd#soldier#infantry#neverforget#pow#prisonerofwar#gettysburg#antietam#private#sergeant#enlisted#22veteransaday#22vets#young#portrait#army
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