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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born Ga.)

Robert B. Wade​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Robert Buchanan Wade: Born Savannah, GA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 17th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 17th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Preble, Me., Oct., 1865, — and at Hart  p62 Island, N. Y., Nov.‑Dec., 1865; as Quartermaster, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry, Dec. 4, 1865, to Aug. 10, 1866; in garrison at Hart Island, N. Y., Dec., 1865, to Apr., 1866; on frontier duty at Galveston, Tex., Apr. to Aug., 1866; on Recruiting Service, Aug., 1867,º to Nov. 6, 1868;

(Captain, 17th Infantry, Sep. 29, 1867)

on leave of absence, and joining regiment, to Jan. 14, 1869; on frontier duty at Austin, Tex., to Apr. 18, 1869; in garrison, at Richmond, Va.,

(Unassigned, Mar. 3, 1869)

to Sep. 4, 1869; on leave of absence, to Dec., 1869; as Professor of Military Science in Missouri State University, to Sep. 22, 1870; and awaiting orders, to Dec. 31, 1870.

Honorably Discharged, at his own Request, Dec. 31, 1870.

Civil History. — Financial Agent for Capitalists, St. Louis, Mo., 1871‑84.

Died, Jan. 8, 1884, at Chicago, Ill.: Aged 39.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1884, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel R. D. A. Wade, Captain, 3d Artillery.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Wade's full name and place of birth are from his AOG obituary.

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