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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I
p591
793

(Born Del.)

Joseph Roberts

(Ap'd Del.)

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Born Dec. 30, 1814.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1835.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1835‑36; in Operations in Creek Nation, 1836; in the Florida War, 1836‑37, being Captain of

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 10, 1836)

Regiment of Mounted Creek Volunteers, Sep. 1 to Nov. 13, 1836; at the Military Academy, 1837‑49, as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 7, 1838)

Philosophy, Sep. 29, 1837, to Sep. 1, 1839, — and as Principal Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Sep. 1, 1839, to Aug. 17, 1849; in Florida hostilities against the Seminole Indians,

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Aug. 20, 1848)

1849‑50; in garrison at Key West, Fla., 1850, — Ft. Mifflin, Pa., 1850‑53, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1853‑55, — Ft. Wood, N. Y., 1855, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1856, — and Fts. McRee, Jupiter, and Capron, Fla., 1856‑57; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1857; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857, — and at Platte Bridge, Neb., 1858‑59; on Recruiting service, 1859; and in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1859‑60, 1860‑61, being a Member of the Board to arrange the Programme of Instruction for the School, 1859‑60, 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in command

(Major, 4th Artillery, Sep. 3, 1861)

of Ft. Monroe, Va., Oct. 19, 1861, to Sep. 13, 1862; as Chief of Artillery of 7th Army Corps, Sep. 19, 1862, to Mar. 19, 1863; in command

p592 (Colonel, 3d Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, Mar. 19, 1863)

(Lieut.‑Col., 4th Artillery, Aug. 11, 1863)

of Ft. Monroe, Va., June 10, 1863, to Nov. 9, 1865, — and of Ft.

(Bvt. Colonel, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865, and Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers,
Apr. 9, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Distinguished Services during the Rebellion)

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Nov. 9, 1865)

McHenry, Md., Dec. 15, 1865, to Nov. 15, 1866, continuing there in garrison till Nov. 16, 1866.

Served: on Court-martial duty at Washington, D. C., Nov. 16, 1866, to Apr. 30, 1867; as Acting Inspector-General of the Department of Washington, May 1, 1867, to Mar. 31, 1868; as Superintendent of Theoretical Instruction in the Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., Mar. 31, 1868, to Aug. 13, 1876; in command of post of Ft. Monroe,

(Colonel, 4th Artillery, Jan. 10, 1877)

Va., Oct. 13, 1876, to Feb. 6, 1877; and in command of regiment and post of Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Mar. 6 to July 2, 1877.

Retired from Active Service, July 2, 1877,
under the Law of July 17, 1862, he being over the Age of 62 Years.

Civil History. — Author of "Hand Book of Artillery," 1861.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
p43
Died Oct. 18, 1898, at Philadelphia, Pa.: Aged 84.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.


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