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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1858

Vol. II
p707
1815

(Born Me.)

Royal Thaxterº Frank

(Ap'd Me.)

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Royal Thaxter Frank: Born May 6, 1836, Grey, ME.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1858, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1858.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1858‑59; and on frontier

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Oct. 19, 1858)

duty at Ft. Union, N. M., 1859‑60, — Hatch's Ranch, N. M., 1860, being engaged against Comanche Indians in a Skirmish near that post, July 23, 1860, — and Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1860‑61, being captured by Texas Insurgents, May 8, 1861, and not exchanged till Feb. 20, 1862.

First Lieut., 8th Infantry, May 14, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: in the Defense of Washington, D. C., Feb.‑Mar., 1862; in the Peninsular Campaign

(Captain, 8th Infantry, Feb. 27, 1862)

in command of Company of Provost Guard at headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, Mar. to Aug., 1862; in command of Regiment in

(Bvt. Major, July 3, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Peninsular Campaign)

the Maryland and Rappahannock Campaigns, on Provost Guard duty at headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, Oct. 5, 1862, to Jan. 11, 1863;

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Dec. 13, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.)

in Organizing exchanged Prisoners of War of 8th Infantry, at Ft. Columbus, and in garrison at New York city, pending Draft Riots, Jan. 11, 1863, to Apr. 22, 1864; on Recruiting service, Apr. 22 to June 1, 1864; and as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General on the Staff of Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Cooke, Superintendent p708of General Recruiting Service, headquarters at New York city, June 1, 1864, to Mar. 2, 1866.

Served: in garrison at Wilmington, N. C., May 15, 1866, to May, 1868, — Columbia, S. C., Aug.‑Sep., 1868, — Abbeville, S. C., Oct.‑Nov., 1868, — Columbia, S. C., Dec., 1868, to Mar., 1869, — Ft. Johnston, N. C., to Feb., 1870, — Columbia, S. C., to Apr., 1870, — Raleigh, N. C., to Oct. 29, 1870, — David's Island, N. Y., to Dec. 22, 1870, — Ft. Hamilton,

(Transferred to 1st Artillery, Dec. 15, 1870)

N. Y., Jan. 20 to Feb. 28, 1871, — Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., to Nov. 16, 1872, — Ft. Pulaski, Ga., Nov. 21, 1872, to Oct. 25, 1873, — St. Augustine, Fla., Oct. 26, 1873, to Dec. 2, 1875, — Ft. Adams, R. I., Dec. 9, 1875, to Oct. 19, 1876, — Summerville and Charleston, S. C., Oct. 31, 1876, to Feb. 3, 1877, — Washington Arsenal, D. C., Feb. 5 to Apr. 5, 1877, — Ft. Adams, R. I., Apr. 7, 1877, to Jan. 17, 1881, being engaged in quelling

(Major, 1st Artillery, Jan. 2, 1881)

Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, July 24 to Oct. 24, 1877; on Court-martial duty to June 10, 1881; in command of Ft. Trumbull, Ct., June 13 to Nov. 10, 1881, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., Nov. 17, 1881, to Dec. 9, 1884, — and Ft. Winfield Scott, Cal., to June 12, 1886; at Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., July 1, 1886, to Nov. 4, 1888, and in command, Nov. 4, 1888, to –––––.

Lieut.‑Colonel, 2d Artillery, Jan. 25, 1889.

Vol. IV
p111
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In command of Fort Monroe and the United States Artillery School from Nov., 1888 to May, 1898; as Artillery member of the Board of Ordnance and Fortifications since 1895.

(Colonel of Artillery, 1st Artillery, Oct. 25, 1894)

— During Spanish-American war appointed

(Brig.‑General U. S. Volunteers, May 4, 1898)

— In command of the Department of the East from May 20 to July 2, 1898. — In command of 2d Division, 3d Army Corps, in the field, from July 8, 1898, to Oct. 13, 1898. — In command of U. S. troops, Camp George H. Thomas, Aug. 1 to Aug. 3, 1898. — In command of 3d Army Corps, Aug. 27, 1898 to Oct. 13, 1898. — In command of 2d Division, 4th Army Corps, Dec. 30, 1898 to Jan. 13, 1899. — In command of 1st separate brigade, 2d Army Corps, Anniston, Ala., Jan. 13, 1899 to –––––.

(Brig.‑General U. S. Army, Oct. 17, 1899)

Retired from Active Service,
at his own request, after 40 Years' Service, Oct. 18, 1899.

Vol. V
p92
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Washington, D. C.

Died March 14, 1908, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 72.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.


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