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R.T. Frank

R.T. Frank

Federal (USA)


Royal Thaxter Frank

(1836 - 1908)

Home State: Maine

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1858;Class Rank: 18

Command Billet: Commanding Detachment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Companies A, D, F, & G, 8th United States Infantry

Before Antietam

Service summary:
Brevet 2nd Lt, 5th US Infantry Regmt, 1 July 1858;
2nd Lt 8th Infantry 19 Oct 1858;
1st Lt 14 May 1861;
Capt 27 Feb 1862;
Transferred to 1st US Artillery 15 Dec 1870:
Major 2 Jan 1881:
Lt Col 2nd Artillery 25 Jan 1889:
Colonel 1st Artillery 25 Oct 1894; Brig Gen of Volunteers 4 May 1898;
honorably dischd from vols 12 May 1899;
Brig Gen (Reg Army) 17 Oct 1899;
Retired 18 Oct 1899.

Citations: Brevetted Major 3 July 1862 for the Peninsular Campn and Lt Col 13 Dec 1862 for the battle of Fredericksburg Va.

On the Campaign

In command of Companies A, D, F, and G of the 8th US Infantry. Part of the Provost Guard, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac.

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903. Photograph above from a group picture of Federal Officers in Texas, 1861.


05/06/1836; Grey, ME


03/14/1908; Washington, DC; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia