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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1828

Vol. I
p410
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(Born Mas.)

Robert E. Clary

(Ap'd Mas.)

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Robert Emmet Clary: Born Mar. 21, 1805, Ashfield, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1823, to July 1, 1828, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1828.

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1828.

Served: on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829, — Ft. Brady, Mich., 1829‑31, — Exploration of Indian Territory in Wisconsin, 1831, — Ft. Brady, Mich., 1831‑32, — "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war;a and Ft. Howard, Wis., 1833‑38; and on Quartermaster

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Apr. 1, 1836)

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, July 7, 1838)

p411 duty at Detroit, Mich., 1838, — New York city, 1838‑39, — Charleston, S. C., 1839‑40, — Florida War, 1840‑41, — Plattsburg, N. Y., constructing

(Captain, 5th Infantry, Apr. 3, 1839, to June 18, 1846)

barracks, 1841‑42, — Detroit, Mich., 1842‑44, — Ft. Wilkins, Mich., constructing barracks, 1844‑45, — Buffalo, N. Y., 1845‑46, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1846‑47, — New Orleans, La., 1847‑49, 1849‑50, 1850‑51, — Benicia Depot, Cal., 1851‑56, — Texas, 1857, — St. Louis, Mo., 1857‑60, — and as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Utah, Sep. 18, 1860,

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, May 17, 1861)

to Aug. 4, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of West Virginia, Nov., 1861, to July, 1862, — of the Army of Virginia, July to Oct., 1862, — and of the Department

(Colonel, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, July 5, 1862, to May 3, 1866)

of the Northwest, Oct., 1862, to Mar. 20, 1863; as Assistant in the Quartermaster-General's Office at Washington, D. C., Mar. 20, 1863,

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Dep. Quartermaster-Gen., Apr. 15, 1864)

to Aug. 24, 1864; and in charge of the Memphis Depot, Ten., Sep., 1864, to July 14, 1866.

Bvt. Colonel, and Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1864,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Served: as Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Tennessee, Mar. 27 to July 14, 1866; on leave of absence, July 14, 1866, to Mar. 1, 1867;

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster-Gen., July 29, 1866)

and as Depot Quartermaster at Boston, Mas., Mar. 1, 1867, to Apr. 30, 1869.

Retired from Active Service, Feb. 22, 1869, under the law of July 17, 1862, he being over the Age of 62 Years.

Died, Jan. 19, 1890, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 85.

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.


Thayer's Note:

a The phrase "but not at (the) seat of war" occurs frequently in the Register in connection with the Black Hawk War; the explanation in most cases is the one given in the biographical sketch of James Monroe (q.v.).


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