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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1863

Vol. III

(Born Ill.)

Robert Catlin

(Ap'd Wash.)


Born Oct. 5, 1840, Belleville, IL.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1859, to June 11, 1863, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 11, 1863.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1863‑66: with the Army of the Potomac, at Warrenton, Va., July to Oct., 1863; in the Rapidan Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Oct. to Dec., 1863, being engaged in the Capture of the Rebel Works at Rappahannock Station, Nov. 7, 1863, — and Mine Run Operations, Nov. 26 to Dec. 3, 1863; on leave of absence, Jan. 2 to May 1, 1864; in the Richmond Campaign (Army of the Potomac), May to Aug., 1864, being engaged in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5‑6, 1864, — Battles of Spottsylvania, May 9‑20, 1864, — Battles of North Anna, May 23‑24, 1864, — Battle of Bethesda Church, May 31 to June 1, 1864, — Siege of Petersburg, June 18 to Aug. 2, 1864, including the Assaults of June 18 and July 30, 1864 (Mine), — and Actions for the Occupation of Weldon Railroad, Aug. 18‑21, where

(Bvt. First Lieut., Aug. 18, 1864,
for Gallant Services during the Operations on the Weldon Railroad, Va.)

(Bvt. Captain, Aug. 21, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Battle on the Weldon Railroad, Va.)

he was severely wounded, losing his left leg; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, Aug. 21, 1864, of May 11, 1865; and on Mustering

(Retired from Active Service, Apr. 26, 1865,
for Disability resulting from the Loss of his Leg in Battle)

duty at Harrisburg, Pa., May 15 to Aug. 31, 1865.

Captain, 43d Infantry, July 28, 1866.

Served: at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Oct. 10, 1865, to Aug. 31, 1867, and Oct. 8, 1867, to Aug. 31, 1868, — and Treasurer, Aug. 31, 1867, to Dec. 31, 1870; and as

 p11  (Retired from Active Service, Dec. 15, 1870,
for Disability from Loss of a Leg in Battle)

Deputy Governor of the "Soldiers' Home," Washington, D. C., May 15, 1885, to –––––.

Civil History. — Degree of LL. B. conferred by University of Wisconsin, 1871. Counselor at Law in Wisconsin and Oregon, 1871‑72. Commissary of Cadets of the Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., 1872‑76. Contributor of "Relations of Pain to Weather," in Journal of Medical Sciences, 1877 and 1883; and Compiler, at Toronto Observatory, Canada, of some records on "Terrestrial Magnetism and Meteorology," 1877‑78.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Deputy Governor of the Soldiers' Home, Washington, D. C., May 15, 1885 to Aug. 1, 1891.

Civil History. — Author of a memoir on Atmospheric Electricity, Magnetic Storms, and Weather Elements in relation to a case of Traumatic Neuralgia, published in Vol. VI, Proceedings National Academy of Sciences, 1891. — Associate member of the American Branch of the Psychical Research Society, 1885 to 1897, and member of the National Geographic Society, 1892 to –––––; Residence, Washington, D. C.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Washington, D. C.

Died Dec. 28, 1903, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 63.

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

Buried, U. S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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