Gardner, Franklin CSA

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GARDNER, Franklin CSA


Born January 29 1823, New York NY
Died April 29 1873, Vermillionville LA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, Mexican War, frontier duty, dropped from rolls May 1861.
War Service March 1861 Lt. Col. of CSA infantry, commanded a cavalry brigade at Shiloh, April 1862 Brig. Gen., Kentucky invasion, December 1862 Maj. Gen. (confirmed June 1864), commanded at Port Hudson (s), exchanged after one year, served in Dept. of East Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama.
Post War Career Planter.
Notes Stubbornly defended Port Hudson.
 
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