John Schuyler Crosby (September 19, 1839-August 9, 1914) was Governor of Montana Territory from 1882 to 1884 and was a veteran of United States Civil War and the Indian Wars. He was born in Albany, New York.[1][2]

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In 1913 he was attacked when ill in bed in his home at 206 West Fifty-second Street in Manhattan, by Iwa Mago, his Japanese valet, who became suddenly deranged.[3]

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  1. "Col. J. S. Crosby Dies In 75th Year. Veteran of Civil and Indian Wars Never Recovered from Attack of Insane Servant. Noted Big Game Hunter." (PDF). New York Times. August 9, 1914. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9D03E0DF1638E633A2575AC0A96E9C946596D6CF. Retrieved 2009-08-17. "Governor of Montana from 1882 to 1884. Received a Life-Saving Medal from Congress." 
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  3. "Col. John S. Crosby Attacked By Valet. Japanese Servant Goes Suddenly Insane and Threatens the Veteran with a Knife." (PDF). New York Times. January 21, 1913. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9902E1D9163FE633A25752C2A9679C946296D6CF. Retrieved 2009-08-17. "Col. John Schuyler Crosby, prominent in the principal battles in the civil war and hero of many Indian wars, including the best of Gen. Custer's fights, was attacked when ill in bed in his home at 206 West Fifty-second Street, last night by Iwa Mago, his Japanese valet, who became suddenly insane. The Colonel, although ill, leaped from his bed and wrestled with his valet until help came." 

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