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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1904

Vol. V

(Born Mis.)

Henry H. Robert

(Ap'd Mis.)


Born Amite Co., MS.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Aug. 1, 1900 to June 15, 1904, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers)

Served: Special duty connected with topographical map of Manassas maneuvers, Aug.‑Sept., 1904; duty with 2d Battalion of Engineers, Washington Barracks, D. C., Sept., 1904 to Aug., 1905; with 1st and 3d Battalions of Engineers, Fort Leavenworth, Kas., to June, 1906.

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 1, 1906)

— Special duty making maneuver map of Crow Creek Forest and Maneuver Reservation; at Engineer School, Washington Barracks, D. C., Oct., 1906 to Jul. 1907; local charge of permanent defenses, Subic Bay, Sept., 1907 to date; additional local charge of defenses, Carabao Island, Manila Bay, Jan., 1909 to –––––.

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

(Henry Harris Robert, Born Sept. 8, 1882.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 1, 1906.

In Philippines, in local charge of construction of permanent Defenses of Subic Bay, September, 1907, to April, 1909, and in local charge of construction of permanent Defenses on Carabao Island, Manila Bay, January to April, 1909; under treatment in General Hospitals at Manila, at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., and at Fort Bayard, N. M., April, 1909, to May, 1910; (under orders for duty at U. S. Military Academy, but orders revoked on account of his sickness; Post Quartermaster at Fort Bayard, October, 1909, to April, 1910); at the Dalles, Oregon, under District Engineer, Portland District, in local charge of construction of the Dalles-Celilo Canal and of the improvement of the Columbia River channel at Three-Mile Rapids, May, 1910, to

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 27, 1912)

September, 1912; at Portland, Oregon, District Engineer Officer, to May 20, 1913; on leave of absence, May 21 to Aug. 14, 1913; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Department Engineer, Southern Department, Aug. 18, 1913, to

(Major, Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1916)

Sept. 5, 1916, and Assistant to Department Engineer, Southern Department, Sept. 6, 1916, to April 27, 1917; at Fort Riley, Kans., Instructor, Citizen's Training Camp, April 30 to

(Assigned to 4th Engineers, Aug. 22, 1917)

Aug. 23, 1917; at Vancouver Bks., Wash., with regiment, Aug. 26 to Aug. 31, 1917.

Died, Sept. 1, 1917, at Vancouver Barracks, Wash.: Aged 34.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1918.

Buried, The Dalles, OR.​b

Thayer's Notes:

a Maj. Robert's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b I find no burial place online; but Maj. Robert's AOG obituary states: "His remains were interred at The Dalles, Oregon."

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