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Franklin Cogswell 1865

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...., 190.

Documentation reproduced with permission of Chris Hunter and the Normal School Company website