Franklin Cogswell, from Pine Valley, Chemung County, taught for
3 years before entering the Albany Normal School. He graduated in
January 1862, and entered the Normal School Company as a private.
He spent time in the hospitals, and was transferred to the Invalid
Corps. He was discharged from that duty to become a hospital steward.
In 1864, with his health recovered, he passed the examination and
became a captain in the 127th U. S. C. T. He was mustered out in
Philadelphia in 1865, and moved to Mississippi, where he experimented
in cotton planting. He later moved to Sacremento, California, where
he taught for 3 years. He became a member of the Sacremento Board
of Education, and later moved to Ponoma, California, where he raised
fruit trees. He married Flora Vultee, and had 2 children that were
living as of 1895. (1)
1. Historical Sketch of the State Normal College at Albany, N.Y....,
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