1183………(Born N. Y.)          Franklin Gardner*             (Ap’d Io.)…………17

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1839, to July 1, 1843, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1843.

          Served:  in  garrison at Pensacola harbor, Fla., 1844, -- Scouting, 1844, -- and Pensacola harbor, Fla., 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46;

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Sep. 12, 1845)

in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3-9, 1846, -- Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846,

(Bvt. First Lieut., Sep. 23, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious

Conduct in the Several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17-18, 1847, -- Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19-20, 1847, -- Battle of Churubusco,

(Bvt. Cap., Apr. 18, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious

Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, -- and Operations before and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13-14, 1847; as Adjutant, 7th Infantry, July 14, 1847, to Nov. 16, 1853; in

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Sep. 13, 1847)

Mustering out troops at New York, 1848; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848-49; in Florida Hostilities, 1849-50, being Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of the Eastern District of Florida, Feb. 8 to June 17, 1850; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850-51; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1851-52, -- and Ft. Smith, Ark., 1852-53; on Recruiting service, 1854-55; in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1855;

(Captain, 10-th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1855-56, -- Ft. Snelling, Min., 1856, -- Expedition to Red River of the North, 1856, -- Ft. Snelling, Min., 1856-57, -- and Utah Expedition, 1858; on leave of absence, 1858-60; and on frontier duty at Ft. Bridger, Utah, 1860-61, for leaving which, and abandoning his command, he was

Dropped, May 7, 1861.

          Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.

          Civil History.  -  Planter, near Vermilionville, La., 1866-73.

Died, Apr. 29, 1873, near Vermilionville, La.:  Aged 50.

 

*Son of Colonel Charles K. Gardner, Adjutant-General in the War of 1812-15.


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