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Milton Cogswell

Army Officer

Centurion, 1860–unknown

Born 4 December 1825 in Noblesville, Indiana

Died 20 November 1882 in Washington, District of Columbia

Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Proposed by Frederick S. Cozzens

Elected 6 October 1860 at age thirty-four

Archivist’s Note: There is a possibility that he did not join the club despite documentation of his election, as his name does not appear in any subsequent printed rosters of membership. He may have chosen not to “qualify” for membership (i.e., pay initiation fees). The Century Association has traditionally recognized such cases as former members, however, as rosters were not published annually and it is possible he joined between printings.