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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1844

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Daniel M. Frost

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Daniel Marsh Frost: Born Aug. 9, 1823.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1840, to July 1, 1844, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1844.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1844‑45, — Ft. Kent, Me., 1845, — Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1845‑46, — and Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1846; in the

(Transferred to Mounted Rifles, July 17, 1846)

War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz,

(Second Lieut., Mounted Rifles, Feb. 16, 1847)

Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, and Battle

(Bvt. First Lieut., Apr. 18, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847; as Quartermaster Mounted Rifles, Mar. 18, 1846, to Nov. 4, 1851; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848‑49; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1849, — Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1849, — March to Oregon, 1849, — Oregon City, 1849‑50, — and

(First Lieut., Mounted Rifles, Nov. 30, 1850)

Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1850; on Recruiting service, 1851; in Europe on professional duty, Feb. 24, 1851, to May 1, 1852; and on frontier duty at Ft. Ewell, Tex., 1852, — Scouting, 1852, against Comanche Indians, — and at Ft. Ewell, Tex., 1852‑53.

Resigned, May 31, 1853.

Civil History. — Proprietor of Planing Mill and Manufacturer of Carpentry Work, St. Louis, Mo., 1853‑59. Member of the Senate of the State of Missouri, 1854‑58; and of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1860. Captain, Missouri Militia, 1853‑58, — Lieut.‑Colonel, 1858, — Colonel, 1858, — and Brig.‑General, 1858‑61. Planter, near St. Louis, Mo., 1858‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Agriculturist, near St. Louis, Mo., since 1866. Residence, St. Louis, Mo.

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

Civil History. — Retired from business, — residence, St. Louis, Mo.

Died, Oct. 30, 1900, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 77.

Buried, Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record; he was a less-than-successful general in Missouri, and deserted to Canada with his family. Everything except the last point is covered in Confederate Military History, reproduced at Civil War Reference.Com.

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