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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II

(Born Md.)

Francis H. Bates

(Ap'd Mas.)


Francis Henry Bates

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1845, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

 p425  Served: in garrison at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1850‑52, — and Ft. Columbus,

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Apr. 15, 1852)

N. Y., 1852; on frontier duty at Benicia, Cal., 1852, — and Ft. Reading, Cal., 1852‑54, as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of the District of Southern Oregon and Northern California; in garrison at San Francisco, Cal., 1854; on sick leave of absence, 1854‑55; in garrison at Bedloe's

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Nov. 22, 1854)

Island Recruiting Depot, 1855; on frontier duty, conducting Recruits to California, 1855, — Ft. Humboldt, Cal., 1855‑57, — and Ft. Townsend, Wash., 1857‑58; on Recruiting service, 1858‑60; and on frontier duty at Ft. Mojave, N. M., 1860‑61, — Los Angeles, Cal., 1861, — and near San Diego, Cal., 1861.

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

(Captain, 4th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Dec. 10, 1861, to Mar. 10, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, Mar. to June, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — and Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862; on sick leave of absence, June 30 to Aug. 4, 1862;

(Bvt. Major, June 27, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gaines's Mill, Va.)

on Recruiting and Mustering duty, New York city, Aug. 4, 1862, to Feb., 1863; as Assistant to the Acting Asst. Provost Marshal General for the State of New Jersey, May 16, 1863, to Aug. 12, 1865; and as Mustering

(Retired from Active Service, Oct. 19, 1863,
for Disability, resulting from Long and Faithful Service,
and Disease Contracted in the Line of Duty)

and Disbursing Officer at Trenton, N. J., Oct. 28, 1863, to Aug. 12, 1865, and at St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 12, 1865, to Mar. 30, 1866.

Served: as Acting Assistant Provost Marshal General, Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service, and Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer, for the State of Missouri, Mar. 30, 1866, to June 4, 1869, — and Commissary of Musters for the Department of Missouri, Oct. 19, 1866, to June 4, 1869.​a

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

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died Aug. 12, 1895, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 68.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1896, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Thayer's Note:

a The AOG Report fills in the career details of the end of his life.

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