Re: Possible Memphis Arsenal Cavalry Equipment sets?
I'm glad you did as I missed this on the first go around.
What struck me about Ken's post about Col. Stockton was the variety of service he achieved. Commissioned 2nd Lt of infantry, then became a 1st Lt in the cavalry for the US, Captain of artillery for the CS, "supervising the building of river fortifications above Memphis" which sounds more like the Corps of Engineers, goes from captain to colonel in less than a year, becomes Inspector General for Gen. Polk, then Chief of Ordnance in the Army of the West, and commands three different CS arsenals before becoming Commissary of Substenance (Sustenance? Subsistence?). What a remarkable man. I found out more detail and pasted it below:
Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to
Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1852.
Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1852; on frontier duty at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1852, — Scouting, 1852‑53, — San Antonio,
(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Oct. 11, 1853)
Tex., 1853, — Scouting, 1854, — Ft. Worth, Tex., 1854, — and Ft. Davis, Tex., 1854‑55; on Recruiting service, 1855; on frontier duty, on Sioux
(Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)
(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Oct. 1, 1855)
Expedition, 1855, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1855‑56, — and in quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1856; on Recruiting service, 1856‑57; on frontier duty on Cheyenne Expedition, 1857, being engaged in the Combat on Solomon's Fork of the Kansas, July 27, 1857, and in the Skirmish against Kiowa and Comanche Indians, near Grand Saline, Kan., Aug. 6, 1857, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1857, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — Ft. Smith, Ark., 1858‑59, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1859‑60, — Kiowa and Comanche Expedition, 1860, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1860, — Expedition against Kiowa and Comanche Indians, 1860, — and examining Road to Ft. Smith, Ark., 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.
Resigned, Feb. 27, 1861.
Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.
Clerk in the Engineer Bureau, Washington, D. C., July 3, 1878, to Mar. 25, 1879.
Died, Mar. 25, 1879, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 47.
Gary Lee Bradford, Captain
9th Kansas Regiment Volunteer Cavalry, Company F
On patrol of the KS / MO border
In honor of my great-great uncle, Pvt. Sidney J. Hatch, 7th Tennessee Cavalry (US), Co. D, who died Sept. 23, 1863, at the age of 21. .