Franklin Gardner Military Person

Franklin gardner

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 the 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.

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Date of birth
January 29th, 1823
Confederate States of America,United States of America
Date of death
April 29th, 1873 at age of 50
Place of death


1. United States Military Academy Colleges/University

The United States Military Academy at West Point (also known as USMA, West Point, Army, The Academy or simply The Point) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's neogothic buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination complete with a large visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army.

2012. 201 mil. $
Institution colors
March 16th, 1802
600 Thayer Road, Taylor Hall, West Point, 10996 - Highlands, New York
2012. 4,592
2010. 4,686
2009. 4,621
Acceptance rate
2012. 9.0 %
2010. 11.0 %
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