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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 commanding general.

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.

History of 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 Stone River.

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 pgs.

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