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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II
p98
1093

(Born N. H.)

Franklin F. Flint

(Ap'd Mas.)

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Franklin Foster Flint: Born Apr. 29, 1821, Walpole, NH.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1837, to p99July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1841.

Served: in the Florida War, 1841‑42; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1842; on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1842, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1842‑43, 1844‑45, 1846; as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Arbuckle, and Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of 2d and 6th Military Departments, headquarters at Ft. Smith, Ark., Aug. 6, 1846, to May 18,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Oct. 12, 1847)

1851, — and on frontier duty at Ft. Ripley, Min., 1851‑54; on Recruiting service, 1854‑56; and on frontier duty in quelling Kansas Disturbances,

(Captain, 6th Infantry, Sep. 16, 1856)

1856‑57, — on March to the Rocky Mountains, and surveying and opening route through Bridger's Pass, via Lodge Pole Creek and Cheyenne Pass, 1857, — in Utah Expedition, 1858, — on March to California, 1858, — Benicia, Cal., 1858‑59, — March to Ft. Crook, Cal., 1859, — Benicia, Cal., 1860, — Ft. Churchill, Nev., 1860, — Expedition to Carson Valley, 1860, being engaged with hostile Indians near Pyramid Lake, Nev., July 2, 1860, — and Ft. Churchill, Nev., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in command

(Major, 16th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

the City of Louisville, Jan. to June, 1862, — of Military Depot, and Battalion of 13th Infantry, at Alton, Ill., June to Sep., 1862, — and of Battalions of 13th and 18th Infantry, in defense of Cincinnati, O., Sep., 1862; as Acting Inspector-General of the Department of the Ohio, Sep. 17, 1862, to Mar. 23, 1863; as Chief Commissary of Musters of the Departments of the Ohio and Kentucky, Mar. 23, 1863, to Nov. 25, 1865; and in command

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 7th Infantry, Oct. 20, 1863)

of Regiment, headquarters, Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 19 to July 29, 1866, and of Post till Sep. 7, 1866; and as Acting Asst. Inspector-General of the District of Florida, Sep. 7 to Oct. 1, 1866.

Served: in command of Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 1, 1866, to Sep. 26, 1868;

(Colonel, 4th Infantry, July 8, 1868)

on leave of absence to Apr. 20, 1869; in command of regiment and Ft. Laramie, Wy., Apr. 27, 1869, to Mar. 16, 1871, — of Frankfort, Ky., Mar. 30, 1871, to Feb. 4, 1873, — of Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 5 to May 8, 1873, — of Ft. Bridger, Wy., May 14, 1873, to Aug. 30, 1876, and Nov. 7, 1876, to May 23, 1878 (leave of absence, June 19 to Aug. 16, 1875, and Aug. 30 to Nov. 7, 1876, and Court-martial duty, Dec. 18, 1876, to Feb. 13, 1877), — and Ft. Sanders, Wy., May 24, 1878, to Oct. 7, 1880 (Court-martial duty, Sep. 18 to Dec. 8, 1879); and on sick leave of absence, Oct. 7, 1880, to Apr. 11, 1882.

Retired from Active Service, Apr. 11, 1882,
at his own Request, having served over 40 Years.

Vol. IV
p57
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died Sept. 15, 1891, at Highland Park, Ill.: Aged 70.

Buried, Fort Sheridan Military Cemetery, Fort Sheridan, IL.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1892, for an obituary notice.


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