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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born Ind.)

Francis H. Ross

(Ap'd Ind.)


Francis Hagaman Ross, Born Sept. 20, 1845, Vincennes, IN.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 16th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 16th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: as Assist. Provost Marshal and Chief of Patrols at Nashville, Ten., Oct. 9, 1865, to Jan. 19, 1866; in garrison at Nashville, Ten., Feb. to Apr., 1866, — Chattanooga, Ten., Apr., 1866, to Mar., 1867, — Corinth,

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

Mis., Mar. 23 to May 16, 1867 (leave of absence, to Aug. 5, 1867), — Pittsburg Landing, Ten., to Jan., 1868, — and Memphis, Ten., to Aug., 1868; on Signal Duty, in Chief Signal Office, to Jan. 14, 1869, — at

(Captain, 25th Infantry, Nov. 21, 1868)

headquarters Department of the Cumberland, to Apr. 16, 1870, — and Ft. Whipple, Va., to Aug. 8, 1870; and awaiting orders, to Nov. 1, 1870.

Honorably Discharged at his own Request, Nov. 1, 1870.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received. Residence, Chicago, Ill.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

Committed Suicide in New York, Oct. 6, 1909: Aged 64.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1910.º

Buried, Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Ross's full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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