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David Stuart Gordon, American army officer.


Gordon, David Stuart was born on May 23, 1832 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Alexander and Hannah (Ely) Gordon.


Education public and private schools in country and Commercial School, Baltimore.


Step-children—Robert Vedder Fleming, Mistress Louis F. Corea. Appointed from Kansas Second lieutenant 2d Dragoons, April 10, 1861. First lieutenant 2d Cavalry, June 1861.

Captain, April 25, 1863. Major, June 25, 1877. Lieutenant colonel, November 20, 1889.

Colonel, 6th Cavalry, July 28, 1892. Retired May 23, 1896. Advanced to rank of brigadier general retired, by act of April 23, 1904.

Bvtd. major, July 3, 1863, “for gallant and meritorious services in Gettysburg campaign”. Lieutenant colonel, February 27, 1890, “for gallant services in action against Indians at Miners Delight, Wyoming, May 4, 1870.” In Civil War served in Army of Potomac and engaged at first battle of Bull Run. Taken prisoner and confined in Libby Prison.

Richmond, Virginia, Castle Pinckney, Charleston and Columbia jails, South Carolina., and Salisbury, North Carolina. Exchanged August 1862. Took part in many other battles of Civ.

War, including Manassas Gap, Todd’s Tavern Cold Harbor, Hawes Shop, Trevillian Station, etc. After war engaged in frontier service and battles with Indians as well as various other branches of service until retired.


Married Ann E. Hughes. Married second, Mistress.

Alexander Gordon

Hannah (Ely) Gordon

Ann E. Hughes