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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II
p379
1417

(Born Ind.)

Milton Cogswell

(Ap'd Ind.)

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Born Dec. 4, 1825.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1845, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1849.

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Aug. 4, 1849.

Served: in garrison at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1849; on frontier duty at Ft. Graham, Tex., 1850; at the Military Academy, 1851‑56,º as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 29, 1851, to July 6, 1852, — and as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, July 6, 1862, to Sep. 30, 1855;º on

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Aug. 15, 1855)

frontier duty at Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1856‑57, — Ft. Marcy, N. M., 1857, — Escorting Topographical party in New Mexico, 1857, — Ft. Marcy, N. M., 1857‑58, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1858, — Ft. Marcy, N. M., 1858, — Scouting, 1858, being engaged against the Navajo Indians in a Skirmish near San Juan River, N. M., Oct. 6, 1858, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1858, — Ft. Marcy, N. M., 1859, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1859, — Ft. Marcy, N. M., 1859, — escorting Exploring Expedition to discover the Junction of the Grand and Green Rivers, 1859, — and Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1859‑60; and on Recruiting service, 1860‑61.

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

(Captain, 8th Infantry, May 13, 1861)

guarding Upper Potomac, July to Oct., 1861, being engaged in the Combat

(Colonel, 42d N. Y. Volunteers, July 1, 1861: 2d Heavy Artillery, Sep. 29, 1862)

of Ball's Bluff, Oct. 21, 1861, where he was captured and held as

(Bvt. Major, Oct. 21, 1861,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Ball's Bluff, Va.)

Prisoner of War till exchanged, Sep. 21, 1862; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep., 1862, to Apr., 1863; as Commissary of Musters,

(Resigned Volunteer Commission, Apr. 8, 1863)

7th Army Corps, Apr. to Dec., 1863; in command of 8th Infantry at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1863, to Apr. 13, 1864, — and also Provost Marshal General, 9th Army Corps, in the Richmond Campaign,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., July 30, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in Front of Petersburg, Va.)

May 3 to Sep. 17, 1864; on Recruiting service, Sep. 17, 1864, to Feb. 7,

(Major, 8th Infantry, Oct. 8, 1864)

1865; in command of General Recruiting Depot and Post of Ft. Columbus

(Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

N. Y., Feb. 7 to June 10, 1865; and in garrison at Baltimore, Md., June 27, 1865, to July 10, 1866.

Served: as Acting Judge-Advocate of the Department of North Carolina, July 10 to Oct. 30, 1866; as Asst. Commissary of Musters, Department of North Carolina, Aug. 4 to Nov. 30, 1866; as Asst. Commissioner of Freedmen's Bureau, Central District of North Carolina, Nov. 8, 1866, to Apr. 20, 1867; in garrison at Fayetteville, N. C., Apr. 20 to Dec., 1867, — and Raleigh, N. C., to Feb. 24, 1868; as Provisional p380Mayor of Charleston, S. C., Mar. 7 to July, 1868; in charge of civil affairs at Summerville, S. C., to Sep. 28, 1868; in garrison at Columbia, S. C., Nov. 29, 1868, to Mar., 1869, — Charleston, S. C., Mar. 5 to Apr. 4,

(Unassigned, Mar. 15, 1869)

1869, — at Omaha Barracks, Neb., Apr., 1869, — and Presidio, Cal.,

(Assigned to 21st Infantry, Mar. 26, 1869)

May, 1869; on frontier duty at Camp Goodwin, Ara., to Sep., 1869; in command of Camp McDowell, Ara., and Sub-District Verde, Sep. 17, 1869, to Mar. 30, 1870, — and of Camp Lowell, Ara., and Southern Sub-District of Arizona, Apr. 13 to June 17, 1870; on Special Duty at headquarters of Department of Arizona, July 3, 1870, to June 26, 1871; and in garrison at Drum Barracks, Cal., to Sep. 26, 1871.

Retired from Active Service, Sep. 26, 1871,
for Disability contracted in the Line of Duty.

Died, Nov. 20, 1882, at the Soldiers' Home, D. C.: Aged 57.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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