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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1843

Vol. II
p187
1199

(Born Mo.)

Frederick T. Dent

(Ap'd Mo.)

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Born Dec. 17, 1820, White Haven (farm near St. Louis), MO.

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

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1843.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1843‑46; in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1846‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, Mar. 30, 1846)

engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and

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

Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, where he was severely wounded;

(Bvt. Capt., Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Sep. 11, 1847)

in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1848; on Pacific Railroad Survey, 1849; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1849‑50, — removing Seminole Indians, 1850‑51, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1851, — March to Texas, 1851, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1851, — Clear Fork of the Brazos River, Tex., 1851‑52, 1853, — and Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1853‑54; on Recruiting service, 1854‑55; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1853; on frontier duty at

(Captain, 9th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1856, — Scouting, 1856, being engaged in a Skirmish on Cedar River, — Yakima Expedition, 1856, — Ft. Dalles, Or., 1856‑57, — Ft. Hoskins, Or., 1857, — Ft. Dalles, Or., 1857, — and Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., 1857‑58; on Spokane Expedition, Wash., being engaged in the Combat of Four Lakes, Sep. 1, 1858, — Combat on Spokane Plain, Sep. 5, 1858, — and Skirmish on Spokane River, Sep. 8, 1858; and on frontier duty at Walla Walla, Wash., 1858‑60, — Expedition to Snake River, Or., to rescue the survivors of the Massacre at Salmon Fall, 1860, — Ft. Hoskins, Or., 1861, — and San Francisco, Cal., 1861‑63.

Major, 4th Infantry, Mar. 9, 1863.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1863‑66: in command of Regiment in the Army of the Potomac, Aug. 12 to Sep. 8, 1863, — and in New York city to suppress anticipated riots, Sep. 10, 1863, to Jan. 17, 1864; as Member of Military Commission for the trial of State Prisoners, Jan. 17 to Mar. 29, 1864; on the Staff of Lieut.‑General

(Lieut. Colonel, Staff — Aide-de‑camp to the General-in‑Chief, Mar. 29, 1864)

p188 Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Grant, General-in‑Chief, Mar. 29, 1864, to Apr. 19, 1865, being present

(Bvt. Colonel, Feb. 24, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Service)

in the Battles and Military Operations of the Richmond Campaign,

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

1864‑65; and as Military Commander of the City of Richmond, Va.,

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Apr. 5, 1865)

Apr. 19 to May 27, 1865, — and of the garrison of Washington, D. C., Aug. 26, 1865, to Apr. 10, 1866.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Apr. 30, 1866.

Served: on the Staff of the General-in‑Chief, at Washington, D. C., May 3, 1866, to May, 1873; and in command of Ft. Trumbull, Ct.,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Aide-de‑camp to the General-in‑Chief, May 3, 1866)

(Colonel, Staff — Aide-de‑camp to the General-in‑Chief, July 25, 1866)

(Transferred to 14th Infantry, Aug. 21, 1866)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 32d Infantry, Dec. 31, 1867)

(Unassigned, Mar. 15, 1869)

(Assigned to 5th Artillery, Dec. 15, 1870)

May 18, 1873, to Nov. 26, 1875, — and of post of St. Augustine, Fla., Dec., 1875 (leave of absence, Aug. 22 to Nov. 21, 1878), to July 1, 1881;

(Colonel, 1st Artillery, Jan. 2, 1881)

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, Nov. 4, 1882)

on sick leave of absence, to Dec. 1, 1883.

Retired from Active Service, upon his own Application, Dec. 1, 1883,
having served over 40 Years.

Vol. IV
p62
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died Dec. 24, 1892, at Denver, Colo.: Aged 72.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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