Frank Graves(1835 - 1864)
Home State: Michigan
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st and 6th United States Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Niles, he mustered as Lieutenant Colonel of the Eighth Infantry in August 1861 at Detroit, then age 26.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He commanded the Regiment in place of Colonel William Fenton, but resigned his commission on 27 September.
The remainder of the War:
He was again mustered as Colonel on 1 May 1863 and led the regiment thereafter until he was killed in action at the Wilderness (Va) on 6 May 1864.
More on the Web:
Service data from Michigan in the War.1
1 Robertson, John (Adjutant General), Michigan in the War, Lansing: W.S. George & Co., State Printers, 1882, pg. 838 [AotW citation 919]
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