Owen Jay Sweet – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Brigadier General Owen Jay Sweet, U.S.Army
Born 4 September, 1845 in Kent, Connecticut
Died 4 January 1928
Lieutenant Colonel 1901
Colonel 1903
During the Civil War he participated in the battles of Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.
He was the first officer to enter enemy´s fortifications at the capture of
Savannah.
Served with 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps, Army of the Potomac.
Served with XX Corps, Army of the Cumberland.
Commanding Officer, 3d Military District (Sulu & Archipelago),
Philippines 1899-01 Commanding Officer, 28th Infantry Regiment 1903-09
Commander, Fort Snelling, Minnesota, 1904-06
Commander, Mantanzas


Owen Jay Sweet of Connecticut
Appointed from New York, Second Lieuetnant, 137th New York  Infantry, 6 September 1862
First Lieutenant, 19 March 1863
Captain, 12 March 1864
Honorably mustered out, 9 June 1865
Appointed Second Lieutenant, 40th United States Infantry, 27 May 1867
Transferred to 25th United States Infantry, 20 September 1869
First Lieutenant, 19 August 1873
Captain, 19 October 1886
Major, 23 United States Infantry, 2 March 1899
Lieutenant Colonel, 21st United States Infantry, 13 April 1909
Colonel, 28th United States Infantry, 18 February 1903


SWEET, OWEN J

  • BRIG GEN U S A RET
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/04/1928
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/07/1928
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 6-E
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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