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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1851

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Robert E. Patterson

(Ap'd at Large)


Robert Emmet Patterson: Born Sep. 8, 1830.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846, to July 1, 1851, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1851.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Scott, Kan., 1851‑52; on sick leave of absence, 1852‑54; on frontier duty at Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1854; in garrison

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Jan. 27, 1853)

at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854‑55; and on frontier duty on Sioux Expedition, 1855, being engaged in the Action of Blue Water, Sep. 3, 1855, — Ft. Pierre, Dak., 1855‑56, — and in quelling Kansas Disturbances,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Sep. 16, 1856)


Resigned, May 1, 1857.

 p463  Civil History. — Cotton Commission Merchant, Philadelphia, Pa., 1857‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: in paying troops, June 1, 1861, to June 25, 1862; in

(Additional Paymaster, June 1, 1861)

(Colonel, 115th Pennsylvania Volunteers, June 25, 1862)

the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), July‑Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Action of Malvern Hill, Aug. 5, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Action of Bristoe Station, Aug. 27, 1862, — Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862, — and Battle of Chantilly (in reserve), Sep. 1, 1862; in the Defenses of Alexandria, Va., Sep. 3 to Nov. 9, 1862; and on Recruiting service, Nov. 9 to Dec. 21, 1862.

Resigned as Colonel of Volunteers, Dec. 2, 1862,
and as Additional Paymaster, Dec. 23, 1862.

Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

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

Civil History. — Merchant and manufacturer, Greenville, Del.

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

Civil History. — Merchant and manufacturer, Greenville, Del.

Died July 14, 1906, at Wilmington, Del.: Aged 76.

Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1904, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

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