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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1869

Vol. III

(Born New Brun.)

Franklin Yeaton

(Ap'd at Large)


Born June 14, 1848, Milltown, New Brunswick.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1865, to June 15, 1869, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, June 15, 1869.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Union, N. M., Oct. 16 to Dec. 19, 1869, — Scouting, to Jan., 1870, being engaged in a Fight in the Guadalupe Mountains, Dec. 26, 1869, where he was wounded, — Ft. Stanton, N. M., to May, 1870, — and en route to Arizona, May, 1870; and on leave of absence, to Nov. 14, 1871.

Retired from Active Service, Nov. 14, 1871, as Captain,
for Disability from Wounds Received in Battle.

Died, Aug. 17, 1872, at Naples, Me.: Aged 24.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1873, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.º

Buried, Perley Cemetery, South Bridgton, ME.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Yeaton's birthplace is from his AOG obituary; as is his birthdate, which is also given on his tombstone, q.v.

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