Benjamin Cozzens Card of Rhode Island
Appointed From Kansas, First Lieutenant, 12th United States Infantry, 27 September 1861
Captain, Assistant Quartermaster General, 27 September 1861
Colonel, Quartermaster General, 2 August 1864 to 1 January 1867
Major, Quartermaster, 6 June 1872
Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Quartermaster Genreal, 31 August 1883
Retired 15 February 1899
Breveted Major, Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel, 13 March 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the war, and Brigadier General, 13 March 1865 for faithful and meritorious service in the Quartermaster Department during the war.
Colonel Card (1825-1916) is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery with hi wife Isabel Hunter Card (1848-1917)
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