William Thompson Frohock

William Thompson Frohock

Readfield, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Death 10 Apr 1878 (aged 40)
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Buried in an unknown location in the State of Para in Brazil
Memorial ID 174656590 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. An 1860 graduate of the Albany Law School in Albany, New York, when the Civil War began he enlisted only days after the start, and was mustered in as a Private in Company F, 3rd Battalion, District of Columbia Volunteer Infantry on April 29, 1861. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1861, he rejoined the Union war effort on December 26, 1861 when he was commissioned 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant of the 45th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The unit was assigned to the Union's Army of the Tennessee, and he participated in the February 1862 siege and capture of Fort Donelson in Kentucky and the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee. On January 21, 1863 William T. Frohock was promoted to Captain and commander of Company A, and led his company through the 1863 Vicksburg campaign that resulted in the July 1863 capture of that Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River. On January 12, 1864 he resigned his Illinois commission to accept the promotion to Colonel and commander of the 66th United States Colored Infantry regiment. He commanded his men through occupation and operations duty in Mississippi and until he resigned on September 20, 1864 due to ill health. On March 26, 1865 he rejoined the Union Army once more, being commissioned Major of the 7th United States Veteran Volunteer Infantry, serving in that position until he was honorably mustered out in April 1866. On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers for "faithful and meritorious services during the war". In July 1866 he joined the United States Regular Army, serving first as a 1st Lieutenant in the 15th United States Regular Infantry, then as Captain in the 9th United States Regular Cavalry before resigning May 31, 1870. After his military service he resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, engaging in business as a merchant. In 1878 he was contracted to do work on the Madeira-Mamoré Railroad that was being built in Brazil. Soon after arriving in the Brazil state of Para he died of disease, and was buried in a location that went unrecorded and is now lost to history.

Bio by: Russ Dodge

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Thompson Frohock (9 Apr 1838–10 Apr 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 174656590, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Buried in an unknown location in the State of Para in Brazil.