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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1843

Vol. II
p183
1196

(Born N. Y.)

Frederick Steele

(Ap'd N. Y.)

30

Born Jan. 14, 1819, Delhi, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1839, to July 1, 1843, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1843.

Served: in garrison at Buffalo Barracks, N. Y., 1843‑45; Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1845‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, Mar. 15, 1846)

the Skirmish of Ocalaca, Aug. 16, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20,

(Bvt. First Lieut., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847; in

(Bvt. Captain, Sep. 13, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Chapultepec, Mex.)

garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1848; on voyage to California, 1848‑49;

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, June 6, 1848)

on frontier duty at Port Stockton, Cal., 1849, — Camp Stanislaus, Cal., 1849, — and Benicia, Cal., 1849; as Adjutant, 2d Infantry, Sep. 6, 1849, to Feb. 5, 1855, — at Benicia, Cal., 1849‑50, — Monterey, Cal., 1850, — Benicia, Cal., 1850‑52, — Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1852, — Benicia, Cal., 1852‑53, — and Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1853‑55; and on frontier duty at Ft.

(Captain, 2d Infantry, Feb. 5, 1855)

Ridgely, Min., 1855‑56, — Ft. Randall, Dak., 1856‑57, — Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1857‑58, — Winnebago Agency, 1858‑59, — Long Prairie, 1859, — Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1859, — Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1859, — conducting Recruits p184to St. Paul, Min., 1860, — Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1860‑61, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1861.

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

(Major, 11th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Operations in Missouri, commanding Brigade, June 11, 1861, to Apr., 1862, being engaged in the Action of Dug Spring, Aug. 2, 1861, — Battle of Wilson's Creek, Aug. 10, 1861, — Retreat to Rolla, Aug. 10‑17, 1861, — at Benton Barracks, Sep.‑Oct., 1861, — Quincy, Oct.‑Nov.,

(Colonel, 8th Iowa Volunteers, Sep. 23, 1861)

1861, — Sedalia, Nov., 1861, to Feb., 1862, — and in command of Southeastern

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 29, 1862)

District of Missouri, Feb. to Apr., 1862; in command of 1st Division, Army of the Southwest, May to Nov., 1862, being engaged in Gen. Curtis's movement from Batesville to Helena, Ark., May to July, 1862, — Action of Round Hill, July 7, 1862, — Occupation of Helena, Ark., July‑Aug., 1862, — and in shipping stores at Pilot Knob, Mo., Sep., 1862; in command of District of Eastern Arkansas, Nov.‑Dec., 1862;

(Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862)

in command of Division, 13th Army Corps, on the Expedition to the Yazoo, Dec., 1862, being engaged in the Assault of Chickasaw Bluffs, Dec. 27‑29, 1862, — and to Arkansas Post, which was captured, Jan. 11, 1863; in command of Division, 15th Army Corps, in the Vicksburg Campaign, Jan. to July, 1863, being engaged in the Operations at Young's Point and Advance to Grand Gulf, Jan. to May, 1863, — Attack on Jackson, Mis., May 14, 1863, — Siege of Vicksburg, May 22 to July 4, 1863, —

(Bvt. Colonel, July 4, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services
in the Campaign resulting in the Capture of Vicksburg, Mis.)

and Re-occupation of Jackson, July 16, 1863; in command of the Army of Arkansas, July, 1863, to Jan. 6, 1864, being engaged in the Capture of

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 3d Infantry, Aug. 26, 1863)

Little Rock, Sep. 10, 1863; in command of the Department of Arkansas, Jan. 6 to Nov. 29, 1864, being engaged in the Expedition to Camden, Mar.‑Apr., 1864, participating in several actions, — and Battle of Jenkins's Ferry, Apr. 30, 1864; in command of column in Mobile Campaign, Jan. to Apr., 1865, being engaged in organizing his forces at Kennerville, La., Jan. 8‑24, 1865, — Movement to Pensacola, Jan. 24 to Feb. 28, 1865, — March to Mobile Bay, Mar. 20 to Apr. 2, 1865, — Siege of Blakely,

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Capture of Little Rock, Ark.)

Apr. 2, when invested, to Apr. 9, 1865, when carried by storm, — Capture of Mobile, Apr. 12, 1865, — and movement to Montgomery, Apr.,

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

1865; in command of the forces on the East side of Mobile Bay, May, 1865, — on the Rio Grande, June 9 to July 20, 1865, — and of Western District of Texas, July 20 to Oct. 7, 1865; and on leave of absence, Oct. 7 to Dec. 21, 1865.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Mar. 1, 1867.

Served: in command of Department of Columbia, Dec. 21, 1865, to

(Colonel, 20th Infantry, July 28, 1866)

Nov. 23, 1867; and on leave of absence, Nov. 23, 1867, to Jan. 12, 1868.

Died, Jan. 12, 1868, at San Mateo, Cal.: Aged 49.

Buried, Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA.


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