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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Robert T. Emmet

(Ap'd at Large)


Born New York, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1873, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 9th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 26, 1877; on frontier duty at Ojo Caliente, N. M., Dec. 26, 1877, to Mar. 18, 1878, — on Ute Expedition, to Sep. 10, 1878, — at Ft. Union, N. M., and commanding Indian Scouts in the field, to Feb. 10, 1881, being engaged in Fights with Apache Indians, Sep. 18 and 29, 1879, and Apr. 12, 1880, — Acting Engineer Officer of District of New Mexico, Mar. 5 to Oct. 26, 1881, — and in Chief Engineer's Office, Department of the Missouri, to Nov. 21, 1881; on leave of absence, to Jan. 7, 1882; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Pope, Jan. 7, 1882, to Oct. 21, 1885; on frontier duty

(First Lieut., 9th Cavalry, Jan. 20, 1883)

at Ft. Niobrara, Neb. (leave of absence, May 20 to Sep. 23, 1887, and Dec. 20, 1887, to Feb. 21, 1888), to Mar. 22, 1889; and on Recruiting Service, to –––––.

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

(Robert Temple Emmet)

Military History. —

Resigned, April 6, 1891.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, New Rochelle, N. Y.

Military History. — Mustered into service of U. S. as

(First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 1st New York Volunteer Infantry, May 6, 1898)

Resigned, May 22, 1898.

— Mustered in as

(Major, 21st New York Volunteer Infantry, May 24, 1898)

 p289  Served: With regiment at Camp Black, L. I., and Fort Wadsworth, N. Y. Harbor, to July 7, 1898. — At Presidio of San Francisco, Cal. with regiment to Aug. 27, 1898. — At Honolulu, H. I., to Dec. 7, 1898. — On leave, awaiting muster‑out, to Feb. 22, 1899.

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, Feb. 20, 1899)

Civil History. — Residence, New Rochelle, N. Y.

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

(Born December 13, 1854)

Civil History. — Colonel, 1st Regiment, National Guard, New York, March 17, 1899; resigned Jan. 16, 1905.

Medal of Honor:

For distinguished gallantry in action against hostile Indians, Las Animas Cañon, New Mexico, Sept. 18, 1879, while 2d Lieutenant, 9th U. S. Cavalry.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Robert Temple Emmet, Born Dec. 13, 1854.)

Military History. —

Medal of Honor.

First Lieut., 9th Cavalry, Jan. 20, 1883.

Resigned, April 6, 1891.

 p241  Major, 1st New York Volunteer Infantry, May 24, 1898.

Honorably Mustered Out of Volunteer Service, Feb. 20, 1899.

Colonel, 1st Regiment, National Guard, N. Y., March 17, 1899.

Resigned, Jan. 16, 1905.

Civil History. — Since 1910, managing his farm at Ashfield, Mass.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

Medal of Honor.

First Lieutenant, 9th Cavalry, Jan. 20, 1883.

Resigned, Apr. 6, 1891.

Civil History: — Civil Engineer, New Rochelle, N. Y., 1891 to 1898. Retired from active business since 1899.

Address: 28 Washington Ave., Schenectady, N. Y. (Winter); Ashfield, Mass. (Summer).

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

1st Lt., 9th Cav., Jan. 20, 1883.

Resigned, Apr. 6, 1891.

Died, Oct. 25, 1936, at Ashfield, Mass.: Aged 81.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.º

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Emmet's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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