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Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

LOGAN, LORENZO L (1822-1864)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (November 12, 1972)

Santa Cruzans of the Civil War

In an effort to update the concrete monolith on Front Street and Pacific Avenue especially for the traditional November 11 Armistice Day, Tom McHugh, long time resident of San Lorenzo Valley, has compiled the following information on local war dead during the Civil War.

Santa Cruz counted 23 men who died in action during the War Between the States. These men were among three outfits in the field and four home guard units which were activated during the conflict.

Lorenzo Longley Logan- He died in Sylvanus, Mich. July 17, 1864 from a variety of causes originating from arrow wounds inflicted in New Mexico. He was the first sheriff and collector of the port at Santa Cruz and was one of the first Santa Cruz fireman. He died at the hands of Missouri guerillas and was killed at the age of 42 in April of 1864.


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