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Sixteenth U.S. Infantry Officers Roster

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3625

This roster lists Colonel Caleb C. Sibley; Lieutenant Colonel Grotius R. Giddings; Majors Thomas G. Pitcher, William P. Carlin, and Peter T. Swaine; and twenty four captains, 1st lieutenants, and 2nd lieutenants. Most names have a date for their rank in the regiment, and a few have brevet ranks as well. Most also list the company, battalion, station, and current position. Most of these stations are in Tennessee, with some in Wisconsin, New York, Georgia, D.C., Mississippi, Maryland, and Fort Donelson. The document was published by headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee and was not signed by the Regimental Adjutant.

Dates

  • 1866 October 29

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This roster lists Colonel Caleb C. Sibley; Lieutenant Colonel Grotius R. Giddings; Majors Thomas G. Pitcher, William P. Carlin, and Peter T. Swaine; and twenty four captains, 1st lieutenants, and 2nd lieutenants. Most names have a date for their rank in the regiment, and a few have brevet ranks as well. Most also list the company, battalion, station, and current position.

Biographical/Historical Note

Caleb Chase Sibley was born in 1808. He graduated from West Point in 1829. In 1861 he and his troops were captured, held for five days, and then sent to New York. After the war he served as assistant commissioner of the Freedmen’s Bureau in Georgia, from 1867 to 1868. During his term, he organized it for greater efficiency and accountability. Sibley died on February 19, 1875 in Chicago, Illinois.

Grotius Reed Giddings was born on June 21, 1834 in Ashtabula County, Ohio to Joshua and Laura (Waters) Giddings. In 1861 he left his position as vice consul at Montreal in order to raise troops back home in Ohio. He led the 23rd Regiment of the Ohio regiment, and was appointed as lieutenant colonel on May 18, 1864. He died on June 21, 1867 in Macon, Georgia while serving as Commandant of Savannah.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this document in 2001.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480