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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II
p676
1763

(Born S. C.)

Henry M. Robert

(Ap'd O.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1857.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1857‑58, as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Oct. 3, 1857, to Jan. 16, 1858, — and as Asst. Instructor of Practical Military Engineering, Oct. 12, 1857, to Oct. 5, 1858; attached to Company of Engineer troops at West Point, N. Y., 1857‑58, and in Oregon, 1858‑60, being engaged in the exploration

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Dec. 13, 1858)

of a Wagon Road from Ft. Dalles, Or. to Salt Lake, Utah, 1859; as Superintending Engineer of the construction of the Defenses of San Juan Island, Wash., Aug. to Nov., 1859, — and of exploration for a Wagon Road from Lewis River, to Cowlitz Landing, via Trouble Lake, Wash., June to Sep., 1860; and on leave of absence, Nov. 27, 1860, to Apr. 27, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Apr. 29 to Oct. 17, 1861; and as Superintending Engineer of the Defenses

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Aug. 3, 1861)

of Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 8, 1861, to Apr. 26, 1862, — and of the construction of the Defenses of New Bedford Harbor, Mas., Apr. 29, 1862, to July 29, 1865.

Captain, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1863.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Instructor of Practical Military p677Engineering, Aug. 31, 1865, to Sep. 1, 1867, — and Treasurer, Aug. 31,

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 7, 1867)

1865, to Sep. 1, 1867; as Engineer on the Staff of the General commanding the Division of the Pacific, Sep. 5, 1867, to Mar. 3, 1871; as Engineer of Thirteenth Light-house District (Oregon and Washington Territory), Mar. 15, 1871, to Oct. 31, 1873; as Superintending Engineer of various Harbor and River Improvements in Oregon and Washington Territory, Mar. 31, 1871, to Oct. 21, 1873; of the Defenses of the mouth of Columbia River, Apr. 11, 1871, to Oct. 21, 1873 (leave of absence, Nov. 20, to Dec. 28, 1873), — of Lake Michigan Light-houses, Jan. 19, 1874, to Apr. 30, 1875, — and of various River and Harbor Improvements on Lake Superior, Green Bay, and Lake Michigan, north of Milwaukee, Apr. 10, 1875, to May 31, 1883; and as Member of Board of Engineers on the Improvement of Ahnapee Harbor, Wis., Oct. to Dec., 1875, — and on the Improvement of outer Harbor at Chicago, Ill., and Harbor at Michigan City, Ind., July, 1878; as Superintending Engineer of Fortifications

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 10, 1883)

and River and Harbor Improvements on Lakes Erie and Ontario, Apr. 30, 1883, to Jan. 28, 1885, and of those on St. Lawrence River and Lake Champlain and their tributaries, Apr. 30, 1883, to Feb. 20, 1885, — and of Fortifications, Surveys, and River and Harbor Improvements on Delaware Bay and its tributaries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, North Branch of Susquehanna River, etc., since Jan. 20, 1885; as Engineer of the Fourth Light-house District, Jan. 31 to May 19, 1885; as Member of Commission advisory to Board of Harbor Commissioners of Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 6, 1885, to Feb. 25, 1889; as Member of various Engineer Boards for River and Harbor Improvements, Bridge Constructions, etc., 1880‑90.

Civil History. — Author of "Pocket Manual of Rules of Order," a Compendium of Parliamentary Law, 1876, — of "The Water Jet as an aid to Engineer Construction," 1881, — and of "Index to the Reports of the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army, from 1866 to 1887."

Vol. IV
p106
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Member on Board on Philadelphia harbor lines, Feb., 1889 to June, 1890, and since June, 1895; Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia, Feb., 1890 to Oct., 1891; in charge of improvements of Tennessee, Cumberland, and other rivers in Tennessee and neighboring States, Oct., 1891 to June, 1893; member of Board on deep water harbor at San Pedro and Santa Monica Bays, Cal., Oct., 1892 to Jan., 1893; member of Board for the examination of Officers of the Corps of Engineers for promotion at various times since June, 1893; in charge of certain fortifications in New York harbor and of river and harbor improvements on Long Island Sound, June, 1893 to Oct., 1895; member of the Board of Engineers since June, 1893, and its President since Aug., 1895; member of Board of Visitors to U. S. Engineer School at Willets Point, N. Y., since June, 1893; member of Board on Stamford, Ct., harbor lines, June, 1894 to Jan., 1895; in charge of river and harbor improvements in Long Island Sound, June, 1894 to

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 3, 1895)

Oct., 1895; Division Engineer, Southwest Division, Aug., 1895 to Dec., 1895; of Northwest Division, Dec., 1895 to May, 1897, and since Division Engineer, Southwest Division. — On Boards as follows: for Harbor of Refuge at Santa Monica, Cal., Jan., 1896; on improvement of Pensacola, Fla., since Feb., 1896; on construction of dike in Delaware River, July to Dec., 1896; on ascertainment of value of improvements at mouth of Brazos River, Tex., Dec., 1896 to March, 1897; on a water route from Galveston to Houston, Tex., May, 1897 to Dec., 1897; on ascertainment of value of improvements at Aransas Pass, Tex., June to Dec., 1897; on protection of the peninsula of Sandy Hook, N. J., Sept., 1897 to Feb., p1071898; on Bridgeport, Ct., harbor lines, Dec., 1897 to June, 1898; on a navigable channel through Southwest Pass, Mississippi River, March, 1898 to Jan., 1899; on the establishment of an adequate channel to accommodate the commercial interests centering in the Port of New York, Sept. to Dec., 1898; on improvement of harbor of Aransas Pass, Tex., Oct. to Dec., 1898; on construction of Kimberly Avenue Bridge, New Haven, Ct., Feb. to March, 1899; on project for 35‑foot channel throughout Southwest Pass, Mississippi River, March, 1899 to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. V
p89
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: As Division Engineer of Southwest Division, President of Board of Engineers for fortifications, member of Board of Visitors to U. S. Engineer School of Application, and member of the Harbor Line Boards of New York and Philadelphia, to May 2, 1901; member of Board of Engineers on 35‑foot channel throughout Southwest Pass, Mississippi River to Jan., 1900; of Board to examine Engineer Officers for promotion, Nov., 1899 to May 2, 1901; of Board on damages caused by storm to jetties and fortifications at Galveston, Sept. to Nov., 1900.

(Brigadier-General, Chief of Engineers, April 30, 1901)

Brigadier-General U. S. A., Retired, May 2, 1901, by Operation of Law.

Civil History. — Member of Board of Civil Engineers to design sea-wall and other protection against Gulf storms, at Galveston, 1901‑02; Consulting Engineer to Commissioners of Galveston County, Texas, to p90design causeway and bridge connecting Galveston with mainland (1907), and additional storm protection (1909). Member of Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U. S., of American Association for Advancement of Science, and of National Geographic Society.

Vol. VI
p80
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Henry Martyn Robert, Born May 2, 1837.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, Chief of Engineers, April 30, 1901

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, May 2, 1901, By Operation of Law.

Civil History. — Member of Board of Civil Engineers to design sea-wall and other protection against Gulf storms at Galveston, Texas, 1901‑02; Consulting Engineer to Commissioners of Galveston County, Texas, to design causeway and bridge connecting Galveston with mainland, 1907, and additional storm protection, 1909, 1915; Consulting Engineer to design the improvement of the entrance of the Grijalva River and the harbor of Frontera, State of Tabasco, Mexico, 1911; Member of Board of Civil Engineers to design a Highway and Railroad Bridge two miles long, connecting Galveston Island with mainland, 1915; Author of Robert's Rules of Order, Revised, 1915; Member of Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U. S.; of the American Association for Advancement of Science; of the American Academy of Political and Social Science; of the National Geographic Society.

Vol. VII
p58
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, Chief of Engineers, April 30, 1901

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, May 2, 1901, By Operation of Law.

Died, May 11, 1923, at Hornell, N. Y.: Aged 86.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1925.


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