Royal Thaxter Frank – Brigadier General, United States Army Maine State Flag

Royal Thaxter Frank of Maine
Appointed from Maine, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1854 (18)
Brevet Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Infantry, 1 July 1858
Secon Lieutenant, 8th U. S. Infantry, 19 October 1858
First Lieutenant, 14 May 1861
Captain, 27 February 1862
Transferred to the 1st U. S. Artillery, 15 December 1870
Major, 2 January 1881
Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd U. S. Artillery, 25 January 1889
Colonel, 1st U. S. Artillery, 25 October 1894
Brigadier General, U. S. Volunteers, 4 May 1898
Honorably discharged from the volunteer service, 12 May 1899
Brigadier General, 17 October 1899
Breveted Major, 3 July 1862, for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Retired 18 October 1899


Born at Grey, Maine, on May 6, 1936, he graduated from West Point in 1858. He was breveted Second Lieutenant, 5th United States Infantry, July 1, 1858. He then served as Second Lieutenant, 8th Infantry, October 19, 1858; First Lieutenant, May 14, 1861; Captain, February 27, 1862; transferred to the 1st U.S. Artillery, December 15, 1870; Major, January 2, 1881; Lieutenant, 2nd Artillery, January 25, 1889; Colonel, 1st Artillery, October 25, 1894; Brigadier General, United States Volunteers, May 4, 1898 during the Spanish-American War; honorably discharged from volunteer service, May 12, 1899; Brigadier General, United States Army, October 17, 1899. He was breveted Major, U.S. Army, July 3, 1862 for gallant and meritorious service in the Peninsular Campaign of the Civil War; breveted Lieutenant Colonel, December 13, 1862, for same and for the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

He retired from active duty at his own request after 40 years of service on October 18, 1899. He died on March 14, 1908 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Emma Knight Frank (March 4, 1847-September 20, 1932), is buried with him.


FRANK, EMMA E WIDOW OF ROYAL T

  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/20/1932
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/22/1932
  • BURIED AT: SECTION WESTE  SITE 128-B
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  •  WIFE OF RT FRANK – BRIG/GEN USA

FRANK, ROYAL T

  • BRIG GEN USA RET
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/14/1908
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT:   SITE LOT 128
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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