3150. General Delos Bennett Sackett, U. S. A., was born at Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, N. Y., Apr. 14, 1822, and died at Washington, D. C., Mar. 8, 1885. He was the son of (1240) Gideon S. Sacket, and Frances Bush. In 1847 he was married to Amanda Field, who died prior to 1854. On Dec. 13, 1856, he was married to Frances Ann Williams, of New York City. 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, participating 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 generals 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 inspector general of the armies of the United Stated, with the rank of Brigadier General.
5900. Frances E. Sacket, b. in 1848; m. Archibald C. Fairbairn, M. D.
5901. Maynard Sacket, .b. Sept. 17, 1858, d. Jan. 2, 1863.
5902. Delos Bennett Sacket, Jr., b. June 5, 1861, d. Mar. 9, 1862.
5903. Francis Williams Sacket, b. Sept. 15, 1867; m. Edith M. E. Scobell.
5904. Cornelius Tiebout Sacket, b. Jan. 22, 1870; m. Josephine Saunders.
5905. Eliza Ross Sacket, b. Apr. 12, 1872; m. Chas. M. DeValin, M. D.
óWeygant, The Sacketts of America