Officers of the U. S. Army - Amsden

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Officers of the U. S. Army - Amsden

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  • Amsden, Frederick J.
    N Y. Pa.
    2 Lieutenant 136 Pa infantry 26 Aug 1862
    1 Lieutenant 1 Apr 1863
    honorably mustered out 29 May 1863
    2 Lieutenant signal corps 3 Mar 1863
    Brevet 1 Lieutenant volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for gallantly maintaining his position under great exposure on James River Signal Tower while his station was for some time deliberately cannonaded by rebel batteries;
    and Captain 13 Mar 1865 for gallantry and meritorious service during the war
    honorably mustered out 25 Nov 1865


Extracted from the Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army: 1789 - 1903. Names are followed by state or country where born and then the state from which originally appointed but when there is only one place listed, it indicates the state whence appointed, the place of birth not being known. Where "Cadet Military Academy" is indicated, the next date refers to the date he entered that institution, and the figure in parenthesis represents his standing in the graduating class.