I was always present with my command and ready for duty, and did my duty up to the time I got sick at East Point. I was ordered from there to Newnan to the hospital. I stayed there till after the Jonesboro fight and my command commenced working around behind Sherman to try to cut him off, when all who were able to travel at all were ordered to leaved the hospital and go to their commands. I, with several others, started, but before reaching our command we were captured by the yankees and sent to Chattanooga and I was kept there and then sent from there to Nashville.
The others with me were of different Co.'s and I do not know where they are as I have never seen them since the war. I was making every effort to get back to my command and at the time I was captured, then of course I could not get back.
During all the time I was away I was sick, but I made every effort possible to get back to my command. I was sent from Chattanooga to a yankee hospital at Nashville and kept there in the hospital till just before the surrender, when I escaped and started back to Atlanta. When I got to Cartersville, GA I learned of the surrender and I came from there on home. My home was then in Carroll County.
Signed C. C. Crawford (Mark X)
Sworn to an inscribed before me August 7, 1901
John R. Wilkinson, Ordinary