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Civil War Soldiers - Gardner

Lieutenant colonel, Corps of Infantry, C. S. A., March 16, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., April 11, 1862.
Major general, P. A. C. S., December 13, 1862.
Died in Louisiana, April 29, 1873.

Commanding the First Brigade, Reserve (Withers') Division, Army of the Mississippi, composed of the Nineteenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-ninth Alabama Regiments Infantry, and Robertson's Battery of Artillery. Commanding Third Military District, Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana, from December 28, 1862, to May , 1863. Commanding District of Mobile. Commanding Port Hudson, Louisiana. Commanding District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, September and October, 1864.

Gardner, Franklin, born in New York; appointed from Iowa cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1839; graduated seventeenth in a class of thirty-nine.
Brevet second lieutenant Seventh Infantry, July 1, 1843.
Second lieutenant, September 12, 1845.
First lieutenant, September 13, 1847.
Regimental adjutant, July 14, 1847, to November 16, 1853.
Captain, Tenth Infantry, March 3, 1855.
Brevet first lieutenant, September 23, 1846, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the several conflicts at Monterey, Mexico, and
Captain, April 18, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Cerro Gordo, Mexico.
Dropped May 7, 1861.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

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