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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1874

Vol. III
p227
2523

(Born Mas.)

Edgar B. Robertson

(Ap'd Mas.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1870, to June 17, 1874, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, June 17, 1874.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Robinson, Neb., Oct. 19, 1874, to Nov., 1875, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., Nov. 25, 1875, to May 22, 1876, — and p228Oct. 27 to Nov. 3, 1876, — Big Horn Expedition, May 22 to Oct. 27, 1876, being engaged with Sioux Indians in the Fight on Tongue River, Mon., June 8, Battle on Rosebud River, Mon., June 17, and Action of Slim Buttes, Dak., Sep. 9, 1876, — Sidney Barracks, Neb., Nov. 8, 1876, to Jan. 18, 1877 (leave of absence, Nov. 19, 1876, to Jan. 18, 1877), — and Omaha Barracks, Neb., Jan. 19, 1877, to May 18, 1878 (at Chicago, Ill., for the suppression of Railroad Disturbances, July 26 to Oct. 31, 1877), — Deadwood, Dak., May 18 to Sep. 22, 1878, — Omaha Barracks, Neb., Sep. 23, 1878, to Oct. 22, 1878 (leave of absence, to Dec. 15, 1878), and Dec. 15, 1878, to Oct. 7, 1880, — Ft. McKinney, Wy., to

(First Lieut., 9th Infantry, June 15, 1881)

July 9, 1881, — Cheyenne Depot, Wy., to July 22, 1882, — detached service at Omaha, Neb., to Oct. 9, 1882, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to July 30, 1886, — Regimental Adjutant, June 15, 1883, to July 1, 1887, — Whipple Barracks, Ara., to Aug. 11, 1887, — and San Diego Barracks, Cal., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p244
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At San Diego Barracks, Cal., to Oct., 1891.

(Captain of Infantry, 9th Infantry, June 15, 1891)

— At Fort Wingate, N. M., Oct., 1891, to May, 1892. — At Madison Barracks, N. Y., May, 1892 to April 19, 1898. — With regiment at Tampa, Fla., April 22, 1898 to June 13, 1898. — With 5th Army Corps in campaign against Santiago de Cuba, commanding company, until July 21, 1898.

(Major and Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, June 3, 1898)

— At Santiago de Cuba, from July 21 to Sept. 6, 1898. — Chief Quartermaster of 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Nov. 20 to Dec. 15, 1898. — In office of Chief Quartermaster, Division of Cuba, Havana, Dec. 19, 1898 to June 10, 1899. — Constructing Quartermaster, Bismarck, N. D., June 27, 1899 to ––––

(Transferred to 16th Infantry, Aug. 29, 1899)

(Transferred to 20th Infantry, Oct. 23, 1899)

(Major of Infantry, 15th Infantry, Jan. 12, 1900)

Vol. V
p218
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Constructing Quartermaster, Bismarck, N. D., June 27, 1899 to May, 1900; on duty with 15th Infantry, Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y.; at Tien Tsin, China, May 25th, 1900, to Oct. 10, 1900; transferred to 9th Infantry, August 7, 1900; on expedition with forces of English, Italian, Russian and Japanese troops; in command of American forces to Tu Liu, Sept. 9 to 13, 1900; on duty with H. E. Li Hung Chang, from Sept. 23 to Oct. 5, at Tien Tsin,

(Major, 15th Infantry, Jan. 12, 1900)

(Transferred to 9th Infantry, Aug. 7, 1900)

1900; joined 9th Infantry at Pekin, China, Oct. 19, 1900; Provost Marshall, American Section, Tartar City, Oct. 20, 1900, to May 10, 1901; in command U. S. Legation Guard, Pekin, China, May 10, 1901, to Jan. 31, 1902; on duty, Manila, P. I., March 2, 1902, to May 2, 1902; in command Fort Niagara, N. Y., July 2, 1902, to Sept., 1904; on duty with regiment, Madison Barracks, New York, and Philippine Islands, to July 15, 1905; in United States to Oct. 25, 1907.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 9th Infantry, July 31, 1903)

(Colonel, 9th Infantry, Oct. 6, 1906)

Retired from Active Service, Oct. 25, 1907,
for Disability in Line of Duty.

Vol. VI
p192
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Edgar Brooks Robertson, Born Dec. 17, 1852.)

Military History. —

Major, 15th Infantry, Jan. 12, 1900.

Transferred to 9th Infantry, Aug. 7, 1900.

At Fort Niagara, N. Y., commanding post, July 2, 1902, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 9th Infantry, July 31, 1903)

September, 1904; at Madison Bks., N. Y., with regiment, to July 15, 1904, in Philippines, August, 1905, to

(Colonel, 9th Infantry, Oct. 6, 1906)

1907.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 25, 1907,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Vol. VII
p121
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 25, 1907,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Aug. 1, 1924, at San Francisco, Calif.: Aged 71.

p122 Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1927.

Cited posthumously "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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