Minty Cdv of General Frederick Steele. Really sharp Brady, NY view of this Trans-Mississippi commander.
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Steele, Frederick, major-general, was born at Delhi,
Delaware county, N. Y., Jan. 14, 1819. He graduated at West
Point in 1843, was assigned to the 2nd infantry, served through
the war with Mexico and was twice brevetted for gallantry at
Contreras and Chapultepec. In 1849 he was sent to California;
from 1853 to 1860 his duty was in the Northwest. He was
commissioned captain in Feb., 1855, major in May, 1861, colonel
of the 8th Ia. infantry in Sept. 1861, brigadier-general of
volunteers in Jan., 1862, and major-general of volunteers in
Nov., 1862. During the first year of the war he had command of
a brigade in Missouri and took part in the battles of Dug
springs and Wilson's creek. In 1862 he was at the head of a
division in the Army of the Southwest and as stated above was
promoted major-general of volunteers on Nov. 29. He led the
15th army corps in the Yazoo expedition and the capture of
Arkansas post in Jan., 1863; was transferred to the 15th corps,
engaged in the Vicksburg campaign, bore a part at Chickasaw
bayou and in the taking of Fort Hindman, and in the summer was
made lieutenant-colonel and brevet colonel in the regular army.
His division was sent to Helena, Ark., in July and took
possession of Little Rock on Sept. 10. After some months in
command of the Department of Arkansas he was sent to the aid of
Gen. Canby in the reduction of Mobile early in the winter of
1864. In 1865 he was brevetted brigadier- and major-general,
U. S. A., sent to Texas and thence to the command of the
Department of the Columbia. He became colonel of the 20th
infantry in July, 1866, remained in the volunteer service until
March, 1867, and died at San Mateo, Cal., Jan. 12, 1868.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 8