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Frank Stuart Bond, U.S.V.
Major Frank Stuart Bond, U.S.V.
Major Frank Stuart Bond was born February 1, 1830, at Sturbridge,
Worcester County, Massachusetts. He is a son of Rev. Alvan Bond, D.D., of
Norwich, Connecticut. He entered the railway service in 1849; to 1851 in
the office of the treasurer of the Norwich & Worcester Railroad Company;
1851 to 1856, secretary Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad Company;
1857 to 1861, secretary and treasurer Auburn & Allentown Railroad Company
and Schuylkill & Susquehanna Railroad Company; 1862 to 1864, served in the
army, United States Volunteers (see Military Record); 1865 to 1867, not in
active business; 1868 to 1873, vice-president Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Railway Company; 1873 to 1881, vice-president Texas & Pacific Railway
Company; 1881 to 1882, president Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company;
1884 to 1886, president of five associated railways, the Cincinnati, New
Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway Company, Alabama Great Southern Railroad
Company, New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad Company, Vicksburg & Meridian
Railroad Company, and Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific Railroad Company;
since 1886, vice-president Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company;
resident in New York City.
Military Record.-On February 18, 1862, he was commissioned first
lieutenant of volunteers from the militia of Connecticut, to rank from
that day. March 31, 1862, he was commissioned by Governor Buckingham first
lieutenant Company B, Tenth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, to rank from
March 29, 1862, and was the same day mustered into service at Fort
Trumbull, Connecticut. He was detached for special duty as aide-decamp,
and ordered to report to Brigadier-General Daniel Tyler, U. S. Volunteers.
December 14, 1862, on request of Major-General W. S. Rosecrans, commanding
Department of the Cumberland, he was ordered to report to General
Rosecrans at Nashville, Tennessee, for temporary duty, and was announced
in department orders captain and aide-de-camp on the personal staff of the
March 11, 1863, he was appointed by President Lincoln major and
aide-de-camp U. S. Volunteers, his commission being signed by Abraham
Lincoln, President, and Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. He was ordered
to report to Major-General W. S. Rosecrans, commanding Department of the
Cumberland, and was announced in General Orders as senior aide-de-camp on
his personal staff.
March 14, 1863, the War Department accepted his resignation as first
lieutenant Connecticut Volunteers, to date from May 5, 1863.
||December 3, 1864, he was relieved
from duty by Major-General Rosecrans, commanding Department of the
Missouri. His resignation as major and aide-de-camp U. S.
Volunteers, tendered November 10, 1864, was accepted by the War
Department November 19, to date from November 18, 1864.
Service.-He was detailed as aide-de-camp on staff of
Brigadier-General Daniel Tyler; was with General Tyler when he
joined General Pope's command near Corinth, Mississippi, in 1862,
then operating under Major-General Halleck; served with command at
Farmington and in other light engagements that resulted in the
capture of Corinth and advance of the army as far south as
Blackland, Mississippi. When General Rosecrans relieved General
Buell, joined him (Rosecrans) as volunteer aide-de-camp, and was
assigned to duty on his personal staff a short time before the army
moved out of Nashville; served with General Rosecrans at battle of
After the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Garesche, chief of staff to
General Rosecrans, received a commission from the President of the United
States as major U. S. Volunteers and aide-de-camp, and assigned to duty on
staff of General Rosecrans as senior aide-de-camp; served in that capacity
with the Army of the Cumberland in the advance from Murfreesborough; at
the battles of Tullahoma, Chickamauga, and in all the other engagements
that resulted in the capture of Chattanooga; accompanied General Rosecrans
to St. Louis, when he was assigned to command of the Department of
Missouri; was with him in the campaign against Price; at Warrenburg, when
Generals Marmaduke and Cabell were captured; accompanied General Rosecrans
in the Missouri campaign across the State and into Kansas; at close of
this campaign returned to St Louis, and resigned November 10, 1864;
resignation accepted November 19, 1864.
Source: Officers of the Volunteer Army and Navy who
served in the Civil War, published by L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1893, 419
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