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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1815

Vol. I

(Born Eng.)

Robert W. Pooler

(Ap'd Ga.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, Dec. 27, 1813, to Mar. 4, 1815, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Mar. 4, 1815.

Served as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the defenses of the

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Oct. 1, 1817)

Gulf of Mexico, 1815‑18.

Resigned, Aug. 14, 1818.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Savannah, Ga., 1821‑53. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, 1823‑25, — and of the Convention to amend the Constitution of the State of Georgia, 1839. Captain of Light Artillery, Georgia Militia, 1819‑22, — and of Infantry, 1824‑37. Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and Oyer and Terminer, for the city of Savannah, Ga., 1825‑28, — of the Court of Ordinary, 1828‑46, — and of the Superior and Inferior Courts of Chatham Co., Ga., 1828‑48. Receiver of Tax Returns of Chatham Co., Ga., 1850.

Died, Dec. 25, 1853, at Savannah, Ga.

Buried, Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, GA.​a

Thayer's Note:

a Lieutenant Pooler's gravesite was restored, as was that of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Joseph L. Locke, by the West Point Society of Savannah, and a ceremony held in January, 2007 to mark the event: see the article in Savannah Now, Jan. 22, 2007.

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