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Frederick Tracy Dent
Birth: Dec. 17, 1820
Grantwood Village
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1892
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. He was the brother-in-law to Civil War hero and United States President Ulysses S. Grant, who married his sister, Julia Dent Grant. Born in St Louis, Missouri, he graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York in 1843 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 6th United States Infantry. He served on the frontier until the break out of the Mexican War, was engaged in the siege of Vera Cruz and the capture of San Antonio in the year 1847. In September 1847, he was wounded at the Battle of Molino del Rey and for gallantry in action was promoted Captain. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was stationed in San Francisco, California with the 9th United States Infantry, when he was promoted to Major of the 4th United States Infantry and ordered to duty in the East in 1863. In 1864, he was stationed in New York City, New York on a military commission, when Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant appointed him Aide-de-Camp on his staff at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. With General Grant, he was present in the battles and military operations of the Richmond Campaign. At the close of war, he was serving as the Military Governor of Richmond, he was promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers, and for meritorious service during the war, was brevetted Brigadier General in the Regular Army on April 5, 1865. Remaining in the Regular Army as a Colonel in command of the 14th infantry, he later served as a military secretary for President Andrew Johnson. In 1881, he was in command of the 1st Artillery in Washington, D.C. and retired as a Colonel on December 1, 1883. He later moved to Denver, Colorado, where he lived until his death at age 72. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick Fayette Dent (1787 - 1873)
  Ellen Bray Wrenshall Dent (1793 - 1857)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Louise Lynde Dent (1836 - 1922)
 
 Children:
  John C Dent (____ - 1933)*
  Margaret Lynde Dent Campbell (1854 - 1921)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Cromwell Dent (1816 - 1889)*
  George Wrenshall Dent (1819 - 1899)*
  Frederick Tracy Dent (1820 - 1892)
  Lewis T. Dent (1823 - 1874)*
  Julia Boggs Dent Grant (1826 - 1902)*
  Ellen Wrenshall Dent Sharp (1828 - 1904)*
  Emily Marbury Dent Casey (1836 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Site 3844-WS
 
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Record added: Oct 24, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5885377
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- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Mar. 1, 2016
You are one of the unsung heroes of the Civil War. You were advanced to Brig. Gen and not because of your connections with Ulysses Grant, but because of your own work and efforts. Thank you for helping us finish that war quickly and getting our country ...(Read more)
- coke sellon
 Added: Nov. 29, 2015

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