Colonel Alanson M. Randol (USA)

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Alanson Merwin Randol

Birthplace: Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA
Death: May 07, 1887 (49)
New Almaden, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Place of Burial: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Alanson Randol and Mary Randol
Husband of Elizabeth Beck Randol
Father of Private; Private; Brig. General Marshall Guion Randol; Private; Mary Butterworth Randol and 4 others
Brother of Emily Louise Randal; James Butterworth Randol; Mary F Randol and Albert Randol

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About Colonel Alanson M. Randol (USA)

Alanson Merwin Randol (October 23, 1837 – May 7, 1887) was an army officer in the artillery and cavalry during the American Civil War.


Born in New York, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, 9th in the Class of 1860. Commissioned into the 1st U.S. Artillery, he served in combined Batteries E & G, 3rd U.S. Artillery, throughout the Civil War with the Army of the Potomac, eventually as part of the famed U.S. Horse Artillery Brigade. Despite his rapid advance in the regular army, having been promoted to captain in 1862, he took a volunteer commission and served as colonel of the 2nd New York Volunteer Cavalry until the end of the war.

After the cessation of hostilities, Randol was awarded a brevet promotion to brigadier general in the U.S. Volunteers (on June 24, 1865) and mustered out of the volunteer service. Remaining in the regular army, he returned to his permanent rank of captain. Promoted to major in 1882, Randol transferred back to the 1st U.S. Artillery, and died in San Francisco, May 7, 1887.

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Colonel Alanson M. Randol (USA)'s Timeline

October 23, 1837
Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA
October 18, 1882
San Francisco County, California, USA
May 7, 1887
Age 49
New Almaden, Santa Clara County, California, USA