Robert Preston Crupper, Capt. of Co. K, 54th Regiment, KY Vol. Infantry

Submitted By: Greg England, 3rd Great Grandson of R. P. Crupper


Robert P. Crupper wasn't originally from Henry Co., he was from the Bracken Co. area. He signed up for first tour of service while back home in Bracken Co. on Aug. 11th, 1862. He was mustered in as a Private in Co. E, 10th Regiment, KY Vol. Cavalry on Sept. 9th, 1862. At some point and time, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major and later mustered out on Sept. 17th, 1863 with an Honorable Discharge in Maysville (Mason Co.), KY.
At some point between Sept. 17th, 1863 and Sept. 30th, 1864, he was asked to serve again by helping to put together the 54th Regiment. On Sept. 1st, 1865, he was mustered out in Louisville with another Honorable Discharge.
Sometime after the war, for unknown reasons, he packed up his family and moved out west to Coffeyville, KS. While in KS, he became a member of Coffeyville Post 153, Dept. of Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic where he served as Commander for 2 years and as Quartermaster for 3 years.