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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Robert Johnston

(Ap'd Va.)


Born July 3, 1830.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846,  p428 to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1850.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1850; on frontier duty at Rayado, N. M., 1851, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1851‑52, — Los Lunas, N. M.,º 1852, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1852, — Ft. Massachusetts, N. M., 1852‑53, — Taos, N. M., 1853, — Cantonment Burgwin, N. M.,

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Feb. 1, 1853)

1853‑55, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1855‑56; at the Cavalry School for

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Mar. 3, 1855)

Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1856‑58; and on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., 1858‑59, — March to Salt Lake Valley, Utah, 1859, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., 1859, — Ft. Dalles, Or., 1859‑60, — Oregon Hostilities, 1860, — and Ft. Dalles, Or., 1860‑61.

Resigned, Apr. 25, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Professor of Mathematics, De Veaux College, near Niagara Falls, N. Y., 1868‑69. Residence, Geneva, N. Y.

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

Civil History. — Residence, Geneva, N. Y.

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

Civil History. — Unknown. — Residence, Geneva, N. Y.

Died July 8, 1902, at Geneva, N. Y.: Aged 72.

Buried, Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he held the rank of Colonel in 1862, and commanded the 3d Virginia Cavalry, Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.

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