Colonel Cogswell when commanding the 42nd NY Vols.
This is a super clean image of Colonel Milton Cogswell with the National Colors behind him. The CDV was taken by S.C. Landon, New Milford, Conn.
Milton Cogswell began his military career as a graduate of USMA (Class of 1845), in 1850, as a 2nd Lt., he was stationed on the Frontier with the 8th US Infantry and participated in Lt. Col. Dixon Miles’s Navajo expedition. At the beginning of the Civil War, he was appointed colonel of the 42nd New York Volunteers, later captured and sent to Libby Prison. When exchanged, he mustered out of the volunteer service and was promoted to major in his old regular army regiment, the 8th US. Cogswell was transferred to the 21st Infantry in 1869.
In the spring of 1869, Cogswell’s command traveled west on the new Union Pacific Railroad with officials and dignitaries to Promontory Point, Utah for the ceremony of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. He commanded several posts in the southwest, including; Camp Goodwin and McDowell, AZ, and would later establish headquarters Tucson, AZ. His last assignment was Inspector General under Gen. George Stoneman’s command, then in 1871, retired.
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