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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II
p762
1878

(Born Mich.)

Robert H. Hall

(Ap'd Ill.)

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Robert Henry Hall: Born Nov. 15, 1837, Detroit, MI.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1860.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1860‑61; and on frontier

(Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, Jan. 23, 1861)

duty at Albuquerque, N. M., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in Operations in New Mexico, June, 1861, to Aug., 1862, being engaged as

(First Lieut., 10th Infantry, June 1, 1861)

Acting Asst. Adjutant-General on the Staff of Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Canby, commanding the Department of New Mexico, June 2 to July, 1861, — in command of Battery, Feb. to May, 1862, — Battle of Valverde, Feb. 21, 1862, — Skirmish at Albuquerque, Apr. 8, 1862, — Action of Peralta, Apr. 15, 1862, — and as Depot Commissary at Peralta, May to Aug., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), 1862 to Jan., 1863, being engaged as Battalion Adjutant, in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862; on leave of absence, Jan. 30 to Mar. 2, 1863; on special duty in the War Department at Washington, D. C., Mar. 17 to Sep. 25,

(Captain, 10th Infantry, Aug. 31, 1863)

1863; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hooker, Sep. 25, 1863, to July 25, 1864; in Operations about Chattanooga, Oct., 1863, to May, 1864, being engaged in the Combat of Wauhatchie, Oct. 2, 1863, — Action of Ringgold, Ga., Nov. 2, 1863, — and Battle of Chattanooga, Nov. 24‑25,

(Bvt. Major, Nov. 24, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Lookout Mountain, Ten.)

1863; in the Invasion of Georgia, May 5 to July 25, 1864, being engaged in the Battle of Resaca, May 15, 1864, — Action of Cassville, May 18, 1864, — Battle and Skirmishes at New Hope Church, May 25‑31, 1864, — Action at Pine Mountain, June 15, 1864, — Action of Culp's Farm, June 22, and Skirmish, June 27, 1864, — Skirmish near Marietta, July 3, 1864, — Combat of Peach-tree Creek, July 20, 1864, — and Skirmish before Atlanta, July 23, 1864; in command of 10th Infantry (Army of the Potomac), in the Combat on the Weldon Railroad, Va., Aug. 19, 1864,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Aug. 19, 1864, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Weldon Railroad, Va.)

where he was severely wounded; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, Aug. 20 to Nov. 6, 1864; in command of regiment at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Nov.‑Dec., 1864, — Ft. Porter, N. Y., Dec., 1864, to Apr., 1865, — Burksville, Va., Apr. to June, 1865, — and Washington, D. C., June to Oct., 1865; and in command of Company at Ft. Snelling, Min., Nov., 1865, to 1866.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Abercrombie, Dak., May, 1866, to Feb., 1868 (in command, May, 1866, to Jan., 1867), — Ft. Ransom, Dak. (in command), Feb., 1868, to May, 1869, — San Antonio, Tex., July, 1869, to May, 1871 (in command, Aug. to Oct., 1869, and Dec., 1870, to Mar., 1871), — and in command of San Antonio Arsenal and Acting Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of Texas, Dec. 1, 1870, to June 28, 1871; at the Military Academy, July 13, 1871, to July 1, 1878, as Asst. Instructor p763of Infantry Tactics, July 13 to Sep. 1, 1871, and Adjutant, Sep. 1, 1871, to July 1, 1878; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Schofield, commanding Department of West Point, July 1, 1878, to Oct. 18, 1878; on delay and joining regiment, to Dec. 22, 1878; in garrison at Ft. McKavett, Tex., Dec. 22, 1878, to May 11, 1879, — and Ft. Porter, N. Y., June 2, 1879 (in command, June 2, 1879, to Mar. 8, 1881), to May 31, 1883, being detached to judge competitive drill at Evansville, Ind., July 1‑4, 1880, to command Battalion, 10th Infantry, at Centennial Celebration, Yorktown, Va., Oct. 8‑31, 1881, to inspect Pennsylvania National Guard, Lewistown, Pa., Aug. 3‑12, 1882, and to judge competitive drill at Pittsburg, Pa., Sep. 30 to Oct. 5, 1882; on delay and joining regiment, to July 14, 1883;

(Major, 22d Infantry, May 21, 1883)

on frontier duty at Ft. Lewis, Col., July 14, 1883 (in command of post, Nov. 1, 1883, to Aug. 30, 1884, and of regiment, Apr. 7 to Aug. 6, 1884), to June 22, 1885; as Acting Inspector-General, Department of the Platte, June 27, 1885, to Apr. 6, 1889, and Acting Asst. Adjutant-General, Sep. 16

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 6th Infantry, Aug. 5, 1888)

to Oct. 16, 1885; as Acting Inspector-General, Department of Arizona, Apr. 11, 1889, to –––––, and Member of Military Prison Board, July 3, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p121
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Acting Inspector-General, Department of Arizona, April 11, 1889 till Oct. 1, 1890. — Member of Military Prison Board, July 3, 1889 till Oct. 4, 1890. — General Court-Martial service, San Diego Barracks, Cal., Aug. 25 to 27, 1889. — Acting Assistant Adjutant-General Department of Arizona, May 1 to 16, 1890. — Leave of absence, May 16 till July 30, 1890. — Awaiting orders for the convenience of the government, Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 1 till Dec. 9, 1890. — Member (President after July 6, 1891) of Board to consider and recommend suitable magazine system for rifles and carbines for military service, Dec. 16, 1890 till Sept. 26, 1892. — Member of Board to revise Army regulations, Sept. 26, 1892 till Sept. 2, 1893. — Member of Board to test and report upon magazine rifles of American invention, March 11 till May 16, 1893.

(Colonel of Infantry, 4th Infantry, May 18, 1893)

— In attendance at encampment of National Guard, State of New York, Peekskill, N. Y., June 10 till Aug. 5, 1893. — Assistant to Chattanooga and Chickamauga Battlefield Commissioners, State of New York, July 28 till Sept. 6, 1893. — On leave, Sept. 6 till Oct. 5, 1893. — Commanding regiment, Oct. 5, 1893 till June 15, 1896, and Sept. 20, 1896 till May 25, 1898. — Commanding Fort Sherman, Ida., Oct. 5, 1893 till Oct. 12, 1896, except when detached as noted: in the field with five companies at Spokane and Trent, Wash., and Wallace, Ida., during labor disturbances, April 30 till May 28, 1894; and at Spokane, Wash., and Hope, Ida., during strike of Northern Pacific Railroad employees, July 8 to 24, 1894; General Court Martial service, Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Sept. 3 to 15, 1894; examining site of proposed military post at Spokane, Wash., Nov. 7 to 10, 1894; on practice march with four companies of regiment, Sept. 10 to 19, 1895; investigating alleged irregularities in post exchange, Fort Spokane, Wash., Oct. 4 to 9, 1895; in attendance at encampment of National Guard, State of New York, Peekskill, N. Y., June 15 till Aug. 15, 1896; and on leave Aug. 16 till Sept. 20, 1896. — En route with headquarters and four companies of regiment to Fort Sheridan, Ill., Oct. 12 to 16, 1896. — Commanding Fort Sheridan, Ill., Oct. 16, 1886 till April 19, 1898, except when detached as noted: investigating charges against officers at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., June 29 till July 2, 1897; General Court Martial service, Fort Wayne, Mich., March 14 to 22, 1898. — En route with regiment to Tampa, Fla., April 19 to 22, 1898. — With regiment in 2d Brigade, Infantry Division, April 23 till May 2, 1898; under direct orders of Division Commander, May 2 to 15, 1898; and assigned to 4th Brigade, Infantry Division, May 15, 1898. — Detached from regiment to command 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 5th Corps, May 25, 1898. — Commanding, at Port Tampa City, Fla.,

(Brigadier-General U. S. Volunteers, May 27, 1898)

3d Brigade, Provisional Division, 5th Corps, June 5 to 13, 1898, and 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 4th Corps, June 13 till July 30, 1898. — Transferred with brigade to Fernandina, Fla., July 30, 31, 1898, and to Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 26, 27, 1898. — Commanding, at Huntsville, 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 4th Corps, Aug. 27 till Oct. 21, 1898, and 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Corps, Oct. 21 till Dec. 22, 1898. — Commanding, at Huntsville, 2d Division, 4th Corps, Sept. 1 till Oct. 21, 1898, and 1st Division, 4th Corps, Oct. 21 till Nov. 1, and Dec. 5 to 22, 1898. — Commanding regiment, p122Dec. 29, 1898 till March 18, 1899. — Commanding Fort Sheridan, Ill., Dec. 29, 1898 till Jan. 15, 1899. — En route with regiment to Manila, Philippine Islands, via Suez Canal, Jan. 15 till March 10, 1899. — Commanding 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 8th Corps, March 18, and north line of defense of Manila, March 25 till June 9, 1899: in action (in command) near Banlac, March 25, 1899; in actions (in command) at Mariquina and on Rio Nanca, March 31, 1899; expedition (in command) to Antipolo and Morong,

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service,
and Reappointed Brigadier-General U. S. Volunteers,
April 15, 1899)

June 2 to 8, 1899, with actions, June 3, at Maria China and near Taytay, capture of Antipolo, June 4, and subsequent march through Teresa, Morong, Binangonan, Taytay, and Cainta. — Commanding 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Corps, and south line of defense of Manila, June 9 till –––––; expedition (in command) to Calamba, on Laguna de Bay, July 25 till Aug. 3, 1899, with capture of Calamba and insurgent gunboat, July 26, actions there, July 27 and 30, and occupation of Los Banos, July 31, 1899.

Civil History. — Has compiled and published for private distribution Registers of the U. S. Army for 1789, 1792, 1794, 1796, and 1798; sketch of the history of Fort Dearborn, Chicago, Ill., 1896; and a history of the flag of the United States, 1897. — Author of several reviews of works on United States history. — Corresponding member State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Jan. 2, 1890.

Vol. V
p98
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Member (President after July 6, 1891), of Board to consider and recommend suitable magazine system for rifles and carbines for military service, Dec. 16, 1890 to Sept. 26, 1892. — Member Retiring Board, Manila, March 14 to Oct. 27, 1899. — Commanding 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Corps, and south line of defense of Manila, June 9 to Sept. 19, 1899. — Occupation of Los Banos, July 31 and action at Calamba Aug. 2, 1899. — President Board of Officers, Manila, to recommend disposition to be made of three sailing vessels charged with illegal practices in affecting clearances, in falsifying log-book and engaging in illicit trade at island ports in the possession of insurgents, Aug. 7 to 19, 1899. — Commanding 3d Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Corps, and north line of defense of Manila, Sept. 20 to Oct. 16, 1899. — President Court of Inquiry, Manila, Oct. 2, 1899. — Commanding 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Corps, and line and points of defense about Manila from Pasay to Caloocan, Oct. 16, 1899 to April 14, 1900. — President Retiring Board Oct. 28, 1899 to April 14, 1900. — Commanding 1st Division, 8th Corps, being the senior officer on duty with it, Dec. 23, 1899 to Jan. 4, 1900. — Commanding escort at funeral ceremonies of Major-General Lawton, Dec. 30, 1899. — Commanding provinces of Manila and Morong, and northern part of province of Laguna March 27 to April 14, 1900. — Commanding 1st District, Department Southern Luzon April 14 to June 25, 1900. — President General Court Marial, meeting at Manila and Zamboanga, and on Transport Warren May 8 to June 20, 1900. — President Retiring Board, May 22 to April 30, 1900.º — Commanding 2d District, Department of Southern Luzon, June 25, 1900 to April 13, 1901. — Commanding expedition, 1,803 officers and men, to Binangonan, Infanta and Polillo, Oct. 3 to Oct. 27, 1900.

p99 (Brigadier-General U. S. Army, February 5, 1901)

— Relieved from command of district and stationed in Manila, April 13, 1901. — On sick leave April 30 to Nov. 15, 1901. — Traveling in Japan May 4 to July 11, 1901. — Enroute from Nagasaki to San Francisco by U. S. Transport July 11 to 28, 1901.

Retired from Active Service by Operation of Law,
Nov. 15, 1901.

Residence, Buffalo, N. Y.

Vol. VI
p90
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Robert Henry Hall, Born Nov. 15, 1837.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Feb. 5, 1901.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 15, 1901,
By Operation of Law.

Died Dec. 29, 1914, at Chicago, Ill.: Aged 77.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1915.


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