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F.E. Pierce
F.E. Pierce

Federal (USV)


Francis Edwin Pierce

(1833 - 1896)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 108th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He mustered as Captain, Company F, 108th New York Infantry on 18 August 1862.

The remainder of the War:
Promoted Major of the Regiment 17 September 1862. WIA 17 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA. Promoted Lieutenant Colonel to date from 2 March 1863. WIA on 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg, again 6 February 1864 at Morton's Ford, and 6 May 1864 at the Wilderness, VA. Mustered out with the Regiment 28 May 1865 at Bailey's Crossroads, VA. Honored by Brevet to Brigadier General on 16 March 1865 for gallant and meritorious service during the War.

After the War:
Served as Colonel, 8th US Veteran Infantry 15 June 1865 - 13 March 1866. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 1st US Infantry (Regular Army) on 8 May 1866 and First Lieutenant 9 September 1867. He was Regimental Quartermaster February 1874 - January 1880. Promoted Captain, Company G on 8 January 1880. He died while still on active duty at the Presidio, San Francisco, just short of his planned retirement date.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Washburn1. Service data from the State of New York2. His photograph from the USAMHI3. Post-War Army dates from Heitman4.

Birth Date: 07/03/1833    Place of Birth: Fowlerville, NY    
Death Date: 11/04/1896    Death Place: San Francisco, CA    Burial Place: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA


1   Washburn, George H., A Complete Military History and Record of the 108th Regiment N.Y. Vols., Rochester (NY): Press of E.R. Andrews, 1894, pp, 215 - 227  [AotW citation 8878]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 34 (for 1903), pg. 276  [AotW citation 8924]

3   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: Page 5770  [AotW citation 8925]

4   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 791  [AotW citation 8926]

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