Fred H. Pullen
Lieutenant, United States Navy
Pullen was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National
Cemetery. Research regarding his life and his career continues.
Any information would be appreciated and should be forwarded to the Webmaster
16 March 2004:
I am Carl Dennett Blyth, Sr., of Simpsonville, South Carolina. I was named for my maternal grandfather, Carl Pullen Dennett, (July 14, 1874-November 17, 1955). His mother was a Pullen who was married to Charles Dennett, and she had three brothers: Stanley T. Pullen, who was an intimate friend of General Grant, and who counted Edwin Booth, Robert G. Ingersol, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and notable others as close friends, also.
Clarence Pullen became Surveyor-General of New Mexico, and surveyed the Santa Fe Railroad across New Mexico. He graduated from M.I.T. (I have the official award of 1884 from President Chester A. Arthur, to Clarence Pullen of Las Vegas, NM, hanging in my office.)
Fred Pullen, the youngest son, "went from college to Colorado, where he had all the wild adventures of the cattle country in its most thrilling period. Upon the outbreak of the Spanish War, he became an officer in the United States Navy, served with Admiral Sampson at the battle of Santiago, and was with the peace commission when he contracted yellow fever and died." (These quotes taken from a chapter of my grandfather's book - "That Reminds Me - ") I have the US Naval Campaign-West Indies 1898 medal with "Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Fred H. Pullen inscribed on the lower rim. I have two other medals of the Spanish American War, that are probably his as well.
If I can be of further service, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
USS Resolute, a 4175-ton auxiliary cruiser and transport, was built at Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1894 as the passenger steamer Yorktown. Purchased by the Navy in April 1898, she was employed during the Spanish-American War as a lightly-armed auxiliary cruiser and as a transport. Decommissioned in December 1898, Resolute was transferred to the War Department the next month, and became the U.S. Army Transport Rawlins. She returned to commercial service in 1902 and was scrapped in about 1928.
DATE OF DEATH: 10/12/1898
BURIED AT: SITE 750
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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Photo By: M. R. Patterson
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003