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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1887

Vol. III

(Born Va.)

Wirt Robinson

(Ap'd Va.)


Born 'Fernley' (Buckingham County), VA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1883, to June 12, 1887, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 12, 1887.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., Sep. 29, 1887, to May 11, 1889, — St. Augustine, Fla., to July 26, 1889, — Ft. McPherson, Ga., to Aug. 2, 1889, — and Ft. Adams, R. I., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Adams, Newport, R. I., 1890. — At U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., in Department of Modern Languages, to June, 1892. — On leave from June to Oct., 1892. — With regiment at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Ga., to June, 1893.

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 4th Artillery, Aug. 1, 1893)

— Washington Barracks, D. C., with regiment, to July, 1894. — Harvard University, Cambridge, Mas., as Professor of Military Science, to April 12, 1898. — Rejoined battery at Fort Delaware, Del., April, 1898. — On mustering duty in Pennsylvania, June to July 19, 1898.

(Captain and Asst. Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, July 19, 1898)

— On duty, office of Depot Quartermaster, New York, N. Y.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 12, 1899)

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

Military History. —

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, April 12, 1899)

— At U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., in Department of Modern Languages, Aug. 28, 1899 to Aug. 13, 1903.

(Captain, Artillery Corps, Feb. 2, 1901)

— With battery at Morro Castle, Santiago, Cuba, Aug. 20, 1903 to Jan. 31, 1904; Fort Caswell, N. C., Feb. 10, 1904 to March 27, 1904; head of Department of Chemistry and Explosives, School of Submarine Defense, Fort Totten, N. Y., and with company, March 29, 1904 to Dec. 28, 1906; at U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dec. 29, 1906 to –––––.

(Major of Coast Artillery, Jan. 25, 1907)

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

(Born Oct. 16, 1864.)

Military History. —

Captain, Artillery Corps, Feb. 2, 1901.

At U. S. Military Academy, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Dec. 29, 1906, to

(Major, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, April 1, 1911)

Oct. 3, 1911, and since that date, Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology;

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Professor, Oct. 3, 1911)

(Colonel and Professor, July 1, 1916)

Author of text book, Elements of Electricity.

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

Military History: —

Lieutenant-Colonel and Professor, U. S. M. A., Oct. 3, 1911.

At U. S. Military Academy, Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology, Oct. 3, 1911, toº

Colonel and Professor, U. S. M. A., July 1, 1916.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 16, 1928.

Died, Jan. 19, 1929, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 64.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1929.

Editor's Note: It is to Colonel Robinson that the graduates are indebted for the task of personally maintaining the Cullum Register records during the years 1911 to 1928. He edited Volume VI in 1920 and initiated the work on the present volume. His devotion to this task undoubtedly shortened by many years his most useful life.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Robinson's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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