Sacket, Gen. Delos Bennett

Sacket, Gen. Delos Bennett

Male 1822 - 1885  (62 years)

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  • Name Sacket, Delos Bennett 
    Prefix Gen. 
    Born 14 Apr 1822  Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 29 Jun 1870  Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 8 Mar 1885  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1538  Sackett | Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2020 

    Father Sacket, Capt. Gideon Shepard,   b. 29 Nov 1792,   d. 24 Sep 1860, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Bush, Frances E.,   b. 1796,   d. 4 Aug 1851  (Age 55 years) 
    Children 3 children 
     1. Sacket, Gen. Delos Bennett,   b. 14 Apr 1822, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1885, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Sacket, Julia Electa,   b. 17 Jun 1832,   d. Unknown
    +3. Sacket, Theophilus Bush,   b. 3 May 1835, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1910, Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     
    Family ID F665  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Fields, Amanda,   b. Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1849, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1847 
    Children 
     1. Sacket, Frances E.,   b. 1848, Indian Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F666  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Williams, Frances Ann,   b. 2 Dec 1834, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1899, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1856 
    Children 
     1. Sacket, Maynard,   b. 17 Sep 1858,   d. 2 Jan 1863  (Age 4 years)
     2. Sacket, Delos Bennett Jr.,   b. 5 Jun 1861,   d. 9 Mar 1862  (Age 0 years)
     3. Sacket, Francis Williams,   b. 15 Sep 1867, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1926, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Sacket, Cornelius Tiebout,   b. 22 Jan 1870, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1929  (Age 59 years)
    +5. Sacket, Eliza Ross,   b. 12 Apr 1872, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Apr 1822 - Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Francis Williams - 15 Sep 1867 - Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Cornelius Tiebout - 22 Jan 1870 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 29 Jun 1870 - Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Eliza Ross - 12 Apr 1872 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Mar 1885 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Entering the West Point Military Academy in 1841, he was graduated therefrom with rank of Brevet Second Lieutenant in 1845, and assigned to 2nd Regiment of Dragoons; and within a year thereafter had won his first promotion of the battlefields of Palo Alto and Resaca-de-la-Palma, and on June 30, 1846, was commissioned Second Lieutenant and assigned to First Regiment of Dragoons. On Dec. 27, 1848, he was commissioned First Lieutenant. From Dec. 10, 1850, to Apr. 16, 1855, he was assistant instructor of cavalry tactics at U. S. Military Academy. On March 3, 1855, he was promoted to the rank of Captain in the 1st Cavalry. In 1856 he was made a member of board of officers selected to revise the U. S. Army regulations, and during a considerable part of the year 1856-7 served on frontier duty, in the Kansas disturbances. In 1848 [1858?] he participated with credit in the Utah and Cheyenne expeditions. On Jan. 31, 1861, he was advanced to the rank of Major of 1st Cavalry, and on May 3d following was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of 2d Cavalry. On October, 1864, he was assigned to duty as Inspector General of the Army of the Potomac with rank of Colonel and served on the staff of the commanding general in the Virginia Peninsula and the Maryland and Rappahannock campaigns, participationg in the principal battles. He seems to have held an exalted place in the estimation of General McClellan, who commends him most highly in several of his reports to the Secretary of War; in one of which he uses the following most suggestive language: "In heaven's name give me some gererals who understand their profession. * * * Give me such men as Stephenson, Marcy, Sacket, and Lander, and I will answer for it with my life that I meet with no disaster."

      From Jan. 10 to May 26, 1863, Col. Sacket was in charge of the Inspector General's office at Washington, and subsequently, until March, 1864, was an active member of the board having charge of organization of Invalid Corps and the retirement of disabled officers. From April, 1863, to August, 1865, he was engaged in making a special tour of inspection of the departments of the Cumberland, Arkansas and New Mexico. On Mar. 13, 1865, he was breveted Brigadier General and Major General for "gallant and meritorious services in the field during the civil war." After the termination of the war he was Inspector General of the Department of Tennessee and of the divisions of the Atlantic and Missouri. On January 2, 1881, he became senior inspectior general of the armies of the United Stated, with the rank of Brigadier General. [Weygant, pgs. 325-326]
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      1870 Census; Town of Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York
      Page No. 79 [stamped 207]; 29 June, 1870; Post Office: Cape Vincent
      611/611
      Sackett, D. R., 45, M, W, Gen. U. S. Army, New York
      Page No. 80
      Sacket, Frances, 35, F, W, Keeps house, New York
      Sacket, Frank, 2, M, W, ---, Kentucky
      Sacket, Cornelius, 5/12, M, W, ---, Penn, born Jan.
      Sacket, Francis, 22, F, W, At home, Indian Ter.
      Haskin, Briaden, 35, F, W, Domestic Servt, Ireland
      Riley, Ellen, 36, F, W, Domestic Servt, Ireland
      Flaner, M, 24, F, W, Domestic Servt, Ireland
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      1880 Census; Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York
      FHL Film 1254838 National Archives Film T9-0838 Page 58D
      Delos B. SACKET, Self M M W 58 NY U.S. Army Soldier Inspect MA MA
      Frances SACKET, Wife F M W 46 NY Keeping House NY NY
      Francis W. SACKET, Son M S W 12 KY At Home NY NY
      Cornetus F. SACKET, Son M S W 10 PA -- NY NY
      Eliza R. SACKET, Dau F S W 8 PA -- NY NY
      Freckerck JOHNSON, Other M S W 40 SWEDEN Gardner SWEDEN SWEDEN
      Ellen RILEY, Other F S W 46 IRE Nurse IRE IRE
      Amande HULLBERG, Other F S W 44 SWEDEN Domestic Servant SWEDEN SWEDEN
      Emma FROMKEL, Other F S W 24 BOHEMIA Domestic Servant --- ---
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      from the New York Times, March 9, 1885.

      OBITUARY.
      GEN. DELOS B. SACKET.

      Brig.-Gen. Delos B. Sacket, senior Inspector-General of the United States Army, died at his residence in Washington yesterday morning. He was born in this State, and was appointed to the Military Academy at West Point in 1840. He was graduated in 1845, and was at once promoted to brevet Second Lieutenant and sent to Mexico with his regiment, the Second Dragoons. In the charge upon the Mexican batteries at Palo Alto and at the battle od Resaca de la Palma his gallant and meritorious conduct caused him to be breveted First Lieutenant. He was also engaged in the battle of Monterey, in September, 1846. A brevet then counted for something, as it was only given for distinguished bravery under fire. From 1847 to 1850 he was on frontier duty in Arkansas and New-Mexico, receiving an appointment as First Lieutenant of the First Dragoons in 1848. While scouting against the Apache Indians in 1850 he won special distinction as an active and gallant officer.
      In December, 1850, Lieut. Sacket was assigned to duty as Assistant Instructor of Cavalry Tactics at West Point, where he remained until April, 1855. The next month he was promoted to Captain in the First Cavalry, and was sent to Kansas to aid in removing intruders from Indian lands. He was a member of the board to revise the Army Regulations in 1856, and in 1857-8 was again on frontier duty, this time engaged in quelling the Kansas disturbances. He was on the Utah and Cheyenne expeditions in 1858, and on the Antelope Hill expedition in 1859. After a year spent in Europe, he returned to duty at Fort Arbuckle, Indian Territory, when he was promoted to Major in the First Cavalry, in January, 1861. Later in the same year he was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of the Second Cavalry and assigned to duty as Inspector-General of the Department of Washington. Early in October, he was made Colonel of Staff and Inspector-General. He served as recruiting officer in this city from August to December, 1861, when he joined the Army of the Potomac as Inspector-General. He served continuously with this army throughthe Peninsula, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Rappahannock campaigns, taking part in all the battles and sieges, and to his work much of the splendid discipline of the army was due. In the Summer of 1863 he was a member of the board to organize the Invalid Corps. In 1864-5 he was assigned to duty in the Departments of the Tennessee, Cumberland, Arkansas, and New-Mexico, until placed upon the staff of Gen. Sheridan, when, in March, 1865, he was made a Brevet Brigadier-General for gallant services in the field,and the same day was made Brevet Major-General. In 1866 he was in the Department of the Tennessee. He was confirmed as Inspector-General by the Senate Jan. 21, 1881. Gen. Sacket was a man of fine presence, courtly in manner and soldierly in address, and was one of the most popular officers in the army.
      Gen. Sacket had been confined to his house by illness since Jan. 30. The immediate cause of his death was senile gangarene. He was born at Cape Vincent, N.Y., April 14, 1822. The funeral, which will be private, will take place on Tuesday afternoon,and a temporary interment of the body will be made in Oak Hill Cemetery. The final interment will be at Cape Vincent.
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      http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/barcas.htm
      TOWN OF CAPE VINCENT
      CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS, S
      Courtesy of A.E. ROGERS, ELLEN & JOHN BARTLETT
      NAME; EPITAPH; CEMETERY
      SACKET,DELOS B.; 14 APR 1822-8 MAR 1885; ST.JOHNS, CV

  • Sources 
    1. [S501] 1870 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 18 Apr 2019.
      1870 Census, enumerated 29 Jun 1870 in Cape Vincent town, Jefferson County, New York, United States

      1870 Census; Town of Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York
      Page No. 79 [stamped 207]; 29 June, 1870; Post Office: Cape Vincent
      611/611
      Sackett, D. R., 45, M, W, Gen. U. S. Army, New York
      Page No. 80
      Sacket, Frances, 35, F, W, Keeps house, New York
      Sacket, Frank, 2, M, W, ---, Kentucky
      Sacket, Cornelius, 5/12, M, W, ---, Penn, born Jan.
      Sacket, Francis, 22, F, W, At home, Indian Ter.
      Haskin, Briaden, 35, F, W, Domestic Servt, Ireland
      Riley, Ellen, 36, F, W, Domestic Servt, Ireland
      Flaner, M, 24, F, W, Domestic Servt, Ireland

      "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8NW-85C : 12 April 2016), D R Sackett, New York, United States; citing p. 79, family 611, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,443.

      Researched by Thurmon King; updated by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 18 Apr 2019.
      Memorial ID 8476260
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8476260

      BG Delos Bennet Sacket
      Birth 14 Apr 1822
      Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, USA
      Death 8 Mar 1885 (aged 62)
      Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
      Burial
      Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery
      Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, USA

      Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He was brevetted first lieutenant of the Second Dragoons for his gallant and meritorious service in Texas during the Mexican War, May 9, 1846. He was then promoted to First Lieutenant of the First Dragoons on December 27, 1848. He was promoted major of the First Cavalry during the Civil War on January 1, 1861 and served on the staff joining the Army of the Potomac. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Fifth Cavalry, May 3, 1865. He became a Colonel and Inspector General, October 1, 1861 and remained that rank until the end of the war. He was then promoted Brigadier General in 1881, and became head of the Inspector General's Department.

      Bio by: Gregory Speciale

      Researched by Ted Smith


    3. [S1164] District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 18 Apr 2019.
      Name Delos Bennet Sacket
      Event Type Death
      Event Date 08 Mar 1885
      Event Place District of Columbia, United States
      Gender Male
      Age 62
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1823

      "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7YC-ZPJ : accessed 19 April 2019), Delos Bennet Sacket, 08 Mar 1885, District of Columbia, United States; citing reference ID cn46008, District Records Center, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,135,787.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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