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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II
p805
1922

(Born Pa.)

Robert L. Eastman1

(Ap'd at Large)

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Robert Langdon Eastman

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; in the Manassas

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, May 17, 1861)

Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Richardson; on Provost Guard duty at Washington, D. C., July, 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Apr., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5‑25, 1862; in hospital near Yorktown, Apr. 25 to May 21, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), May to July, 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern

(Bvt. Captain, July 1, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gaines's Mill, Va.)

Hill, July 1, 1862; at the Military Academy, 1862‑65, as Principal Asst.

(Bvt. Major, July 1, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Va.)

Professor of Drawing, Sep. 1, 1862, to Sep. 1, 1863, — Asst. Professor of Drawing, Sep. 1‑10, 1862, — Principal Asst. Professor of Drawing, Sep. 10, 1863, to Mar. 17, 1865, — and as Asst. Professor of Geography,

(Captain, 6th Infantry, Feb. 8, 1864)

History, and Ethics, Sep. 1, 1863, to Mar. 17, 1865; on detached service at Washington, D. C., Mar. 31 to Aug. 4, 1865; and on sick leave of absence, Aug. 4 to Nov. 7, 1865.

Died, Nov. 7, 1865, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 29.

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Seth Eastman, U. S. Army.


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