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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1840

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Robert P. Maclay

(Ap'd Pa.)


Robert Plunket Maclay: Born Feb. 19, 1820, Mifflin County, PA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1840.

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1840.

Served: in the Florida War, 1840‑42; in garrison at Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1843‑45, — and Ft. Marion, Fla., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas,

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1845)

1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — and Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, where he was wounded; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847, being engaged in the Defense of Puebla, Sep. 13 to Oct. 12, 1847; on sick leave of absence, 1847‑48; and on frontier duty, on march from Port Lavaca to Buffalo, Tex., 1848‑49, — San Antonio, Tex., 1849‑50, — Ft. Gates, Tex., 1851, — Ft. Worth, Tex., 1851‑52,

(Captain, 8th Infantry, Jan. 22, 1849)

— Scouting, 1852, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1852, — Ft. Davis, Tex., 1854‑55, — Scouting, 1855, — Ft. Davis, Tex., 1855‑56, — Scouting, 1856, — Ft. Davis, Tex., 1856‑57, 1858, — and Ft. Inge, Tex., 1858‑60.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1860.

Civil History. — Planter, Louisiana, 1860‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Planter, in Mississippi, since 1866.

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

Civil History. — Cotton planter, — residence, Anchor, Louisiana.

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

Civil History. — Cotton planter, — residence, Anchor, Louisiana.

Died May 20, 1903, at Bayou Fordoche, La.: Aged 83.

Buried, Maclay Plantation, Fordoche, LA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1903, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: it is summarized on the page at Find-a‑Grave linked above.

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