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F.T. Locke

F.T. Locke

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Frederick Thomas Locke

(1826 - 1893)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Staff Officer

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Fifth (V) Army Corps

Before Antietam

He was raised in Penn Yan, NY, then returned to New York City and went into the plumbing business, being partner in the firm of Locke & Monroe. He was Adjutant of the 12th Regiment, NY National Guard before the War. He was appointed Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, US Volunteers on 2 September 1861, and Lieutenant Colonel on 20 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was Adjutant General, Fifth Corps, on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He remained AG of the Fifth Army Corps to War's end. He was wounded by a gunshot in the face at Spotsylvania Courthouse in May 1864. He was honored by brevet to Colonel (1 Aug 64) for 'constant and effective service' and Brigadier General (1 Apr 65) for service at Five Forks, VA. He mustered out on 19 September 1865.

After the War

He returned to the plumbing business.

References & notes

Basic information from Heitman1. Details from his obituary in the New York Times of 7 Fenruary 1893. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His photograph from one inn the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection2.


08/17/1826; Manhattan, New York, NY


02/04/1893; Manhattan, NYC, NY; burial in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


1   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. 637  [AotW citation 14518]

2   US Army, Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: Vol. 98  [AotW citation 14519]