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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II
p591
1658

(Born N. Y.)

E. Franklin Townsend

(Ap'd Wis.)

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Edwin Franklin Townsend: Born July 14, 1833, New York, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1850, to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1854.

Served: on frontier duty at San Diego, Cal., 1854‑55, — Escorting

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Jan. 31, 1855)

p592 Lieut. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Parks' Topographical party in the Mojave River country, 1855, — and at Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1855‑56.

Resigned, Mar. 11, 1856.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Milwaukee, Wis., 1858‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in command of Battalion of 16th Infantry in the Department

(Captain, 16th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

of the Cumberland, Dec., 1861, to Feb., 1862; in Tennessee and Mississippi Campaign, commanding Battalion (Army of the Ohio), Feb. to June, 1862 in the March to Nashville, and Pittsburg Landing, Feb. to Apr., 1862, — Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 7, 1862,

(Bvt. Major, Apr. 7, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Shiloh, Ten.)

— and Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Apr. 9 to May 30, 1862; in the Movement of his Company (Army of the Ohio) through Mississippi, North Alabama, and the line of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, June 26 to Aug. 5, 1862; and in command of Ordnance Depot at Nashville, Ten., Aug. 5, 1862, to July 1, 1865, — and of 12 Companies

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Continued and Faithful Services in the Ordnance Department)

of the 16th Infantry, at Nashville, Ten., July 1, 1865, to Apr. 24, 1866.

Served: on Recruiting service, Apr. 24 to Sep. 30, 1866; in command

(Transferred to 25th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

of Company at Nashville, Ten., Oct. 3, 1866, to Mar., 1867, — and at Paducah, Ky., Mar., 1867, to Aug. 29, 1868, — and of 25th Infantry, and

(Major, 27th Infantry, June 22, 1868)

District of Memphis, Ten., May 31 to Aug., 1867; on leave of absence, Aug. to Dec., 1868; on frontier duty at Omaha, Neb., Dec. 8, 1868, to Mar., 1869, — in command of battalion, Mar. to June, 1869, and Sep.,

(Transferred to 9th Infantry, Mar. 15, 1869)

1870, to Sep., 1872, — Ft. Sedgwick, Col., Mar., 1869, to Sep., 1870 (in command to June, 1869), — Omaha Barracks, Neb. (in command), Sep., 1870, to Sep., 1872, — and Camp Stambaugh, Wy., June 10 to Sep. 28, 1871; on Disbursing duty at Vicksburg, Mis., Sep., 1872, to Apr. 26, 1873; on frontier duty at Yellowstone Expedition with battalion of 8th and 9th Infantry, May 24 to Oct. 9, 1873, — at Omaha, Neb., Oct., 1873, to Mar., 1874, — en route to and at Spotted Tail Agency, Dak., to Sep., 1874, — and Camp Sheridan, Neb., Sep. 3, 1874, to Feb., 1875; on leave of absence, Feb. to Oct., 1875; on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Wy., Oct. 24, 1875, to Nov. 7, 1876, — in command of regiment, May 5 to Nov. 7, 1876, — on Powder River Expedition, Nov. 7, 1876, to Jan. 26, 1877, — and Omaha Barracks, Neb., Jan. 26, 1877, to June 26, 1879;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 11th Infantry, Mar. 20, 1879)

on leave of absence, July 1 to Oct. 1, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Custer, Mon., to May 2, 1880, — and at Ft. Buford, Dak., to May 22, 1880; on leave of absence to July 22, 1880; on Court-martial duty at Ft. Keogh, Mon., and Ft. Randall, Dak., to Oct. 22, 1880; in command of regiment and Ft. Sully, Dak., to Apr. 6, 1881; on Court-martial duty at Ft. Custer and Missoula, Mon., to Aug. 5, 1881; in command of regiment and Ft. Sully, Dak., to Aug. 23, 1882; on leave of absence to Sep. 23, 1882; in command of Ft. Buford, Dak., to Apr. 14, 1883, — and of Depot at Columbus Barracks, O., to Oct. 3, 1884; on delay and leave of absence to Jan. 12, 1885; in command of Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., p593to May 11, 1886; on leave of absence to June 10, 1886; in command

(Colonel, 12th Infantry, Oct. 13, 1886)

of Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., to Oct. 27, 1886; on leave of absence, Nov. 12 to Dec. 2, 1886; in command of regiment and Madison Barracks, N. Y., to July 25, 1887, — and Ft. Yates, Dak., to Dec. 29, 1888; on leave of absence to Mar. 24, 1889, — on Court-martial duty at Washington, D. C., to Apr. 25, 1889, — and on leave of absence to May 28, 1889; in command of regiment and Ft. Yates, Dak., to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p96
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Edwin Franklin Townsend)

Military History. — In command of regiment and Fort Yates, Dak., to Aug. 21, 1890, and of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Infantry and Cavalry School, Aug. 28, 1890 to Oct. 14, 1894. — Member of Board of Visitors (President) to Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., June 20 to 30, 1892. — In command of regiment and Fort Niobrara, Neb., from Oct. 15, 1894 to June 20, 1895. — On leave of absence June 20, 1895 to Oct. 1, 1895.

Retired from Active Service, upon his own Application,
being over 62 Years of Age, Oct. 1, 1895.

— Address, Washington, D. C.

Vol. V
p83
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. —

(Brigadier-General on Retired List, April 23, 1904.)

— Residence, Washington, D. C.

Died Aug. 15, 1909, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 76.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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