|Daniel Marsh Frost
b. August 9, 1823, Schenectady County, NY
d. October 29, 1900, St. Louis, Mo.
A graduate of the West Point class of 1844, Frost saw service in the Mexican War - winning a brevet on the field at Cerro Gordo.   Several years of duty on the frontier culminated with the Army sending him to Europe.   Returning to America, Frost resigned his commission in 1853 and settled in St. Louis where he married and engaged in manufacturing.   A Missouri Militia officer, Frost did not join the Confederate forces until 1862 and subsequently led a brigade and a division in the Trans-Mississippi Department.   In the autumn of 1863, he learned that his wife and family had been banished from St. Louis and were in Canada.   Without obtaining official permission or approval, General Frost quit the army to aid his wife and family.   For this action he was dropped from the army rolls in December of 1863.   After the War, Frost returned to St. Louis and engaged in farming until his death.
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