{⋆★⋆} MG Gardner, Franklin

Franklin Gardner

Born: January 29, 1823

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Father: Lt. Colonel Charles Kitchell Gardner 1787 – 1869
(Buried: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Mother: Anne Eliza McLean 1801 – 1880
(Buried: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Wife: Marie Celeste Mathilde Mouton 1831 – 1915
(Buried: Saint John Cemetery, Lafayette, Louisiana)​


1843: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (17th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1843 –1845: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 7th Infantry Regiment​
1845 – 1847: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 7th Infantry Regiment​
1846: Brevetted 1st Lt. for Gallantry at Battle of Monterey, Mexico​
1847: Brevetted Captain for Gallantry at Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mexico​
1847 – 1855: 1st Lt. United States Army, 7th Infantry Regiment​
1855 – 1861: Captain United States Army, 10th​ Infantry Regiment​
1861: Dropped from United States Army on May 7th

Civil War Career:

1861: Lt. Colonel of Confederate Army Infantry​
1861: Captain and Assistant Adjutant General on Early’s Staff​
1862: Served with a Confederate Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Volunteer Aide to Braxton Bragg at Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Cavalry​
1862: Served in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky​
1862 – 1865: Major General of Confederate Army​
Commander of Fortifications at Port Hudson​
1863: Captured during the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana​
1863 – 1864: Prisoner of War held by the Union Army​
1864: Exchanged in the Prisoner of War exchange in August​
1864 – 1865: Commander of District of Mississippi & Eastern Louisiana​
1865: Surrendered his department at Meridian, Mississippi, May 11th

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1873: Farmer in what today is Lafayette, Louisiana​

Died: April 29, 1873

Place of Death: Lafayette, Louisiana

Age at time of Death: 50 years old

Cause of Death: Not Known

Burial Place: Saint John Cemetery, Lafayette, Louisiana
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