Capt Gustavus Savage Drane

Capt Gustavus Savage Drane

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Death 16 Apr 1846 (aged 56–57)
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section M, Lot 29
Memorial ID 15678553 · View Source
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United States Army Officer. A native of Maryland, he enlisted at the beginning of the War of 1812 as a Private in the Light Artillery on April 21, 1812. By 1814 he had risen to Sergeant, and was commissioned as a 3rd Lieutenant of Light Artillery on April 15, 1814. Advanced to 2nd Lieutenant a month later, he served in this rank until he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on November 15, 1817. On June 1, 1821 he was transferred to the 4th United States Regular Artillery, but spend a little over a year assigned to that unit when he was transferred to the 2nd United States Regular Artillery (August 16, 1822). Brevetted Captain "for for ten years faithful service in one grade" on November 15, 1827, he was promoted to full Captain on May 20, 1832. He served in the Seminole Wars in Florida during the 1830s, and was brevetted Major on December 31, 1835 for "gallant and distinguished conduct in the affair of the Withlacoochee, and on several subsequent occasions in the war against the Florida Indians". He died while in command of Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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  • Created by: Russ Dodge
  • Added: 9 Sep 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15678553
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Gustavus Savage Drane (1789–16 Apr 1846), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15678553, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Russ Dodge (contributor 309) .