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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1859

Vol. II
p721
1833

(Born N. Y.)

Francis L. Guenther

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Francis Luther Guenther: Born Feb. 22, 1838.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1859, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1859.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1859‑60; on leave of absence,

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Nov. 2, 1859)

Apr. 23 to June 15, 1860; and on frontier duty at Ft. Randall, Dak., 1860‑61.

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

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

Western Virginia Campaign, June to Dec., 1861, being engaged in the Action of Greenbrier River, Oct. 3, 1861; with Battery at Camp Wood, Ky., Dec. 1, 1861, to Feb. 13, 1862; in the Tennessee and Mississippi Campaign (Army of the Ohio), Feb. to June, 1862, being engaged in the March to Nashville, via Bowling Green, Feb. 13‑15, 1862, — March to Pittsburg Landing, Ten., Feb. to Apr., 1862, — Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 7, 1862, — and Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Apr. 10 to May 30,

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

1862; in command of Battery (Army of the Ohio), in Operations in North Alabama, and Movement through Tennessee to Louisville, Ky., June to Sep., 1862, — and in the subsequent Advance into Kentucky, Oct., 1862, participating in several Skirmishes; in command of Battery in Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans' Tennessee Campaign (Army of the Cumberland), Oct., 1862, to Aug., 1863, being engaged in a Skirmish at Antioch, Ten., Dec. 6, 1862, — Battle of Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862, to Jan. 3,

(Bvt. Major, Dec. 31, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Stone River)

1863, Advance on Tullahoma, June 24 to July 4, 1863, — and Action

(Captain, 5th Artillery, July 2, 1863)

p722 at Hoover's Gap, June 26, 1863; in command of Camp Marshall, Washington, D. C., Sep. 1 to Oct. 2, 1863; in Operations about Chattanooga, Oct., 1863, to Apr., 1864, being engaged in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 25, 1863; and in command of Battery at Nashville, Ten., Apr. to Sep., 1864.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1864‑66, as Principal Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Oct. 18, 1864, to July 1, 1865,

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

— and as Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, July 1, 1865, to Aug. 25, 1866; on leave of absence, Aug. 25 to Dec. 1, 1866; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., Dec. 1, 1866, to Apr. 20, 1867; as President of the Board of Registration for Floyd County, Va., at Jacksonville, Va., Apr. 20, 1867, to Oct. 30, 1867; in command of post of Charleston, S. C., Nov. 10 to Dec. 24, 1867; in charge of Civil Affairs, at Columbia, S. C., to Aug., 1868; and in garrison at Ft. Macon, N. C., Aug. 26, 1868, to Feb., 1869, — Ft. Adams, R. I., Feb. 9, 1869, to Feb., 1870, — Ft. Trumbull, Ct., Feb. 18, 1870, to Dec. 1, 1875, — Key West, Fla., Dec. 9, 1875, to May 13, 1876, — Ft. Brooke, Fla., May 15 to Dec. 12, 1876, — Key West, Fla., Dec. 16, 1876, to June 16, 1877, — Ft. Brooke, Fla., to Nov. 1, 1877, — Key West, Fla., Nov. 4, 1877, to July 12, 1878, — Ft. Jefferson, Fla., to Nov. 7, 1878, — and Key West, Fla., Nov. 8, 1878, to Feb. 26, 1880, — Atlanta, Ga., to June 21, 1880, — Newport Barracks, Ky., to Nov. 2, 1881, — and at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to

(Major, 2d Artillery, June 26, 1882)

Nov. 10, 1882; on Special duty at headquarters, Department of the South, Dec. 10, 1882, to Nov. 1, 1883; in command of Newport Barracks, Ky., to June 4, 1884, — Little Rock, Ark., June 11, 1884, to May 25, 1889, — Ft. Trumbull, Ct., June 4, 1889, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p113
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Trumbull, Ct., June 4, 1889 to Sept. 1, 1891.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Artillery, 5th Artillery, July 1, 1891)

— In command of Alcatraz Island, Cal., Nov. 4, 1891 to June 15, 1896, being on detached service at Sacramento and Truckee, Cal., July 11, 1894 to Sept. 3, 1894, during railroad strike of 1894.

(Colonel of Artillery, 4th Artillery, June 6, 1896)

— On leave of absence, June 16, 1896 to Oct. 5, 1896. — In command of regiment and post of Washington Barracks, D. C., Oct. 5, 1896 to May 16, 1898, and from Oct. 31, 1898 to April, 1899; Fort Monroe, Va., from April to [image ALT: an underscored blank]

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

— Commanding Camp Russell A. Alger, Va., May 16, 1898 to May 21, 1898, and 1st and 3d Divisions, 2d Army Corps, May 22, 1898 to June 10, 1898. — On sick leave of absence, June 11, 1898 to Oct. 21, 1898.

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, Oct. 31, 1898)

Vol. V
p93
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Commanding Fort Monroe, Virginia, Artillery School and Artillery District of the Chesapeake to February 22d, 1902.

(Brigadier-General U. S. Army, February 13th, 1902)

Retired by Operation of Law, February 22d, 1902.

— Residence, New York City.

Vol. V
p84
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Francis Luther Guenther, Born Feb. 22, 1838.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., February 13, 1902,

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, February 22, 1902,
by Operation of Law.

Died, Dec. 5, 1918, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 80.


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