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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II
p434
1492

(Born N. Y.)

Frederick M. Follett

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Frederick Maximus Follett: Born Oct. 27, 1827

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1846, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1850.

Served: on frontier duty at San Elizario, Tex., 1850‑51, — Ft. Worth, Tex., 1851‑52, — Scouting, 1852, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1852, — Scouting,

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Sep. 13, 1852)

1852, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1852‑53, — Scouting, 1853, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1853, — Ft. Clark, Tex., 1853, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1854, — Scouting, 1854, — and Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1854‑55.

Resigned, Oct. 9, 1855.

Military History. — Re-appointed in the U. S. Army with the rank of

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 27, 1856.

p435 Served: in garrison at Ft. Brady, Mich., 1856; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; and on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Sep. 10, 1857)

and in quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1857‑58, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1858‑59, — Utah Expedition, 1859‑60, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1860, — and Ft. Crittenden, Utah, 1860‑61.

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

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Sep. 3, 1861)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., Oct. 19 to Dec. 12, 1861; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., Dec. 14, 1861, to May 9, 1862; on Expedition to and Capture of Norfolk, Va., May 10, 1862, — and near Gosport, Va., covering the Navy Yard, May 10 to Sep. 17, 1862; in Operations about Suffolk and Portsmouth, Va., Sep., 1862, to Apr. 26, 1864 (Chief of Artillery, Jan. 30, 1863, to Apr. 26, 1864), being engaged in several Skirmishes on the Blackwater River, Oct. to Dec., 1862, — Action of the Deserted House, Jan. 30, 1863, — Defense of Suffolk, while besieged, as Chief of

(Bvt. Major, Jan. 30, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Siege of Suffolk, Va.)

Artillery, Apr. 10 to May 3, 1863, — Expedition to the Petersburg Railroad and the Blackwater, May to June, 1863, — and as Acting Engineer of the Outer Defenses of Portsmouth, Va., July 4, 1863, to Apr. 26, 1864; in command of Artillery Brigade (Army of the James), in Operations about Bermuda Hundred, Apr. 27 to Aug. 28, 1864, being engaged in Skirmishes at Point of Rocks, May 7, and near Petersburg, May 9, 1864, — Assault on Ft. Darling, May 14, 1864, — Combat near Drury's Bluff, May 16, 1864, — and Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, June 1 to Aug. 28, 1864, including the Attacks on the Petersburg Intrenchments, June 15‑17, 1864; in command of Battery in the Richmond Campaign, Aug. 28, 1864, to Apr. 9, 1865, being engaged in the Siege of Petersburg, Aug. 28 to Sep. 20, 1864, and from Oct. 7, 1864, to Apr. 2, 1865, — and Occupation

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

of Richmond, Apr. 3, 1865; and on the Texas frontier, commanding Battery, at Brownsville, Aug. 22, 1865, to Jan., 1866.

Served: in garrison at Washington, D. C., Feb. to Oct. 27, 1866, — and at Ft. Washington, Md., Oct. 27, 1866, to June 22, 1867; in arrest and before Retiring Board, to Aug. 1, 1867; . . .º and in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., to Mar. 4, 1869.

Died, Apr. 9, 1869, at Ft. McHenry, Md.: Aged 41.

Buried, Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.


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