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Franklin Gardner

Deceased Person from United States of America

Franklin Gardner (January 29, 1823 – April 29, 1873) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War, best noted for his service at the Siege of Port Hudson. Franklin Kitchell Gardner was born in New York City, New York County, New York, USA to Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Kitchell Gardner (1787-1869) and Anne Eliza McLean Gardner (1801-1880). Charles Kitchell Gardner was son of a Revolutionary War hero. His mother was from Louisiana, where she was a member of a wealthy plantation owning family. He attended the United States Military Academy graduating 17th in the Class of 1843, where he distinguished himself as a respected engineer. Ulysses Simpson Grant graduated 21st in the same class. He married the daughter of Louisiana Governor Alexander Mouton shortly thereafter. His wife's brother, Alfred Mouton, also became a prominent Confederate general. Gardner's older sister became the second wife of his wife's father, cementing the ties between the two families. Upon graduation from West Point, he was assigned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 7th Infantry. Serving first in Pensacola, Florida, he served in the Mexican War, first under Zachary Taylor, then under Winfield Scott. At the  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1823-01-29
Place of birth
New York City
Nationality
United States of America

Education

Institution From To
United States Military Academy

Death

Date of death
1873-04-29
Place of death
Lafayette

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