|Death: ||Mar. 9, 1859|
Captain, Company B, 2nd Dragoon Regiment. Veteran of the Mexican War. Parents: William Givens (born 1784) and Elizabeth Prather (born 2 April 1784), Married 1857 to Mary Louisa Power (born 2 Sep 1836 in Barlestone, Leichester, England).
Appointed to the US Military Academy from Indiana, he graduated with the Class of 1845. Commissioned a Brevet 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Dragoons Regiment, on 1 July 1845. During the Mexican War, he fought at Buena Vista, and was cited for gallant and meritorious conduct. From 1850 to 1859, he served at various posts in Texas: Fort Croghan, Fort Belknap, Fort Phantom Hill, and Camp Cooper. When the Army decided to close the despised Fort Phantom Hill in 1854, troopers from Givens' command set fire to the buildings. Givens was court martialed twice for destruction of government property: the first time he was acquitted and the second time suspended for 9 months. He was promoted to Captain on 28 Feb 1857. He married Mary Louisa Power, and had one daughter, who died in infancy. He was an avid hunter, and kept a pack of trained hunting dogs. He died in San Antonio of tuberculosis, and his body was shipped to Utah where his regiment was stationed. After her husband's death, Mary Louisa Givens married Middleton Tate Johnson.
Daughter Givens (1859 - 1859)*
Camp Floyd Cemetery
Plot: Row E, grave no. 5
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Oct 12, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5840733