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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Robert G. Cole

(Ap'd at Large)


Robert Granderson Cole: Born Sep. 25, 1830.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1850.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Washita, I. T., 1850‑51, — Ft. Gates, Tex., 1851‑52, — Scouting, 1852, — Camp Johnston, Tex., 1852, — Ft.

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, May 25, 1852)

Chadbourne, Tex., 1852‑53, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1853, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1853‑54, — San Antonio, Tex., 1854, — Ft. Davis, Tex., 1854, — Scouting, 1854, — Ft. Davis, Tex., 1854, — Scouting, 1854‑55, —

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Sep. 4, 1855)

Ft. Davis, Tex., 1855, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1856, — Scouting, 1856‑57, — and Ft. Davis, Tex., 1857; on Recruiting service, 1858‑59; and on Coast Survey, May 19, 1859, to Jan. 28, 1861.

Resigned, Jan. 28, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.b

Civil History. — Planter in Florida, 1866‑87.

Died, Nov. 7, 1887, at Savannah, Ga.: Aged 49.

Buried, Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, GA.

Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Cole's full name (such was his rank in the Confederate army, see next note) is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army; his birthdate is from his tombstone (q.v.).

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b As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers, in 1862 he was ranked Lieut.‑Colonel and served as Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the Army of Northern Virginia.

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