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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II

(Born Me.)

Augustus G. Robinson

(Ap'd Me.)


Augustus Gilman Robinson: Born "Oct. 15, 1833" (?).​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1857.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice),

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Oct. 12, 1858)

 p688  1857‑58; and on frontier duty at Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1859, — San Francisco, Cal., 1859, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., 1859‑60, — Expedition against hostile Indians to Carson Valley, Utah, 1860, being engaged in a Skirmish near Truckee River, June 2, 1861, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., 1860‑61, — and Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1861.

First Lieut., 3d Artillery, May 14, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in garrison at San Juan Island, Wash., Nov., 1861, to Feb., 1862, — and Alcatraz Island, Cal., Feb., 1862, to Apr., 1863; and on Quartermaster duty

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Feb. 19, 1863)

at San Francisco, Cal., Apr. 12 to June 29, 1863, — and in the Quartermaster-General's Office (Division of Clothing and Equipage), Washington, D. C., Aug., 1863, to Apr. 10, 1867.

Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Served: as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Minnesota, and Depot Quartermaster at Ft. Snelling, Min., Apr. 10 to June 1, 1867; and as Acting Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Dakota, June 1 to Aug. 8, 1867, and Depot Quartermaster at Ft. Snelling, Min., June 1, 1867, to Apr. 29, 1868; as Chief Quartermaster, District of Minnesota, May 1 to Oct. 24, 1868; as Disbursing Officer and Assistant to the Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Dakota, Nov. 11, 1868, to Mar. 30, 1870; as Chief Quartermaster of the District of New Mexico, Apr. 30 to Aug. 31, 1870; as Post Quartermaster, Ft. Hays, Kan., Oct. 1, 1870, to May 20, 1872, — Ft. Sill, I. T., July 10, 1872, to Feb. 20, 1875, — and Ft. Brown, Tex., Apr. 17‑24, 1875; as Depot Quartermaster at Omaha, Neb., May 21, 1875, to Aug. 15, 1876; on Special duty in Indiana and Illinois, Aug. 18 to Oct. 8, 1876; transferring property and on leave of absence, Oct. 7, 1876, to Feb. 28, 1877; and as Post Quartermaster, Boston, Mas., Mar. 6, 1878, to July 2, 1879; as Disbursing Quartermaster

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, Mar. 4, 1879)

of the District of Montana, Aug. 2, 1879, to Aug. 6, 1883; as Post Quartermaster at Boston, Mas., Aug. 27, 1883, to Nov. 1, 1887; as Quartermaster at Jeffersonville Depot, Ind., Nov. 11, 1887, to May 4, 1889; as Depot Quartermaster, New Orleans, La., May 5, 1889, to –––––.

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

Military History. —

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Deputy Quartermaster-General, July 10, 1890)

Served: as Purchasing and Disbursing Quartermaster at New Orleans, La., May, 1889 to Aug. 20, 1891. — Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Columbia, at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Aug. 31, 1891 to May 29, 1894. — Depot Quartermaster at Jeffersonville, Ind., June 20, 1894, continuing as such to Sept. 22, 1897,

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster-General, Sept. 22, 1896)

when relieved, preparatory to retirement.

Retired from Active Service, he being over 62 Years of Age, Oct. 15, 1897.

Died Oct. 1, 1898, at Vineyard Haven, Mass.: Aged 63.

Buried, Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, CT.

Thayer's Note:

a This date of birth is from the page at Find-a‑Grave; I suspect it of merely having been back-calculated from Col. Robinson's date of retirement.

Very often an officer's date of retirement was on his 64th birthday, as then mandated by law: examples abound in the Register, and the fact is explicitly stated (as in the case of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Jeremiah Gilman). Here, however, the Register does not so state; so that, not having seen other evidence, I'm surmising he was born after Oct. 15, 1833.

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