General Frederic Moseley Sackett

FatherAdnah Sackett (1796-1860)
MotherEliza Hubbard Adams (1806-1847)
Death1913, Providence, Rhode IslandG,2,3
Marriage1866Emma Louisa Paine1
General Frederic Moseley Sackett, son of Adnah Sackett and Eliza Hubbard Adams, was born on 26 February 1840.1 He died aged 73 in Providence, Rhode IslandG, on 9 October 19132,3 and was buried at Swan Point Cemetery, ProvidenceG.3 He married on 15 November 1866, Emma Louisa Paine.1 She was born in 1842. She died aged about 80 in ProvidenceG on 20 May 19224,5 and was buried at Swan Point CemeteryG.5
     Frederic Sackett served the Union from 1861 to 1863 in the American Civil War as a Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry. He was wounded in action in May 1863. In 1895 he was appointed Adjutant General of the State of Rhode Island.6,7
Extract from The Sacketts of America

When on April 12, 1861, the long threatened war of the rebellion was inaugurated by the bombardment of Fort Sumter, Frederick M. Sackett was a student in senior class of Brown University. On seeing a printed copy of President Lincoln's first call for troops he deliberately lay aside his books, enlisted as a private soldier in the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, commanded by Colonel (afterward Major General) Burnside, and was soon hastening with that thoroughly equipped body of patriots to the defense of the National Capitol. The first actual trial of his mettle as a soldier was on the Bull Run battlefield. He acquitted himself with credit on that occasion, and when on August 2d, 1861, his regiment was mustered out of the service he was immediately authorized by the Governor of his state to assist in recruiting several light batteries, then being raised for immediate service at the front. On Oct. 5, 1861, he was commissioned First Lieut. in First Regiment R. I. Light Artillery and assigned to duty with Battery "C." He participated with that famous battery on the fields of Yorktown, Hanover Court House, Mechanicsville, Gaines Mills, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, and was a portion of the time in comhand of his battery. The following extract is from the official report of Capt. Richard Waterman, senior officer of the battery at the disastrous battle of Chancellorsville: "May 3d, still in position. Two pieces under command of Lieutenant Sackett took up position in a lot on the right of the road leading to Chancellorsville. Sergt. Aug. S. Hanna and Private Frederick S. Mayes killed in action, and Privates Chas. Jenkins and Patrick J. May severely and Corp. Chas. McCarty slightly wounded--all belonging to section under command of Lieutenant Sackett. May 4th, Lieutenant Sackett's section fired 5 rounds at the enemy who were advancing in the woods in a solid column. Lieutenant Sackett was severely wounded in the wrist by a minie ball."
On October 6, 1863, Lieutenant Sackett resigned from the army and engaged in the woolen goods (commission) business in New York City. A year later he returned to Providence, R. I., and there built a mill and was engaged in manufacture of woolen goods until 1882, when he took up the manufacture of sulphite wood pulp and paper, in which he continued until 1890. In 1895 he was appointed Adjutant General of the State, which office he still held in 1907.

Children of General Frederic Moseley Sackett and Emma Louisa Paine

See also
The Sacketts of America, 3240 

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America.
  2. Website Rhode Island USGenWeb: Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project (, "Sackett, Frederic Mosley, 1840–9 Oct 1913, Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island."
  3. "Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Database Index" (American Ancestors transcript), "Sackett, Frederic Mosley, 1840–9 Oct 1913, Swan Point, Providence."
  4. Website Rhode Island USGenWeb: Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project (, "Sackett, Emma Louisa (Paine), 1842–20 May 1922, Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island."
  5. "Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Database Index", "Sackett, Emma Louisa (Paine), 1842–20 May 1922, Swan Point, Providence."
  6. Website American Civil War database (National Park Service) (, "Sackett, Frederick M, Union, 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry (3 months, 1861)."
  7. "1890 Veterans Schedules" (Ancestry image), Providence, Rhode Island
    Frederick M Sackett, 1st Lieut, C Company, 1 reg art, enlisted 2 May 1861, discharged 6 Oct 1863, service 2y 5m 4d, PO address Providence, remarks: wounded in arm 13 May 1863.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Michelle Pearce and Lucy Weber.
Last Edited28 Sep 2022

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