General Frederick Dent (USA)

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Frederick Tracy Dent

Birthplace: St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, United States
Death: Died in Denver, Colorado, United States
Place of Burial: Arlington National Cementery, Arlington, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col Frederick Fayette Dent and Ellen Bray Dent
Husband of Helen Lousie Dent
Father of Col John Cromwell Dent; Margaret Lynde Campbell; Sydney Hope Post and Sidney Johnson Dent
Brother of John Cromwell Dent; George Wrenshall Dent; Julia Boggs Grant (Dent), First Lady; Ellen 'Nellie' Wrenshall Sharp (Dent) and Emily Marbury Casey

Occupation: roomate of Ulysses Grant at West Point
Managed by: Carlos F. Bunge
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About General Frederick Dent (USA)

Frederick Tracy Dent (1820-1892) was an American soldier, born in White Haven, St. Louis County, Missouri He graduated at West Point in 1843, was assigned as brevet second lieutenant to the Sixth Infantry, served in the Southern campaign during the Mexican War, and was brevetted first lieutenant and captain for gallant and meritorious conduct at Contreras and Churubusco and at Molino del Rey respectively. He served for 16 years on frontier duty, taking part in the Yakima War, and in 1863 was promoted to major and was stationed in New York to suppress anticipated riots. In 1865 he was brevetted brigadier general of volunteers and in 1866 was made brigadier general of volunteers. In 1873 he served on the staff of the general in chief. He commanded Fort Trumbull, Conn., in 1875 and the post of St. Augustine in 1881. He retired in 1883. His sister Julia married his West Point classmate Ulysses S. Grant and became the mother of Frederick Dent Grant.

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General Frederick Dent (USA)'s Timeline

December 17, 1820
St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, United States
August 6, 1857
Age 36
December 23, 1892
Age 72
Denver, Colorado, United States
Arlington National Cementery, Arlington, Virginia, United States