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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1828

Vol. I

(Born Vt.)

Robert E. Temple

(Ap'd Vt.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1824, to July 1, 1828, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1828.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1828.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1828‑30, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Oct. 19, 1828, to Sep. 2, 1829, — and Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Sep. 2, 1829, to Feb. 1, 1830; on Recruiting service, 1830; in garrison, at Ft. Sullivan, Me., 1830‑31, — Ft. Independence, Mas., 1831, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1831‑32; on Staff duty at headquarters of the Eastern Department, 1832‑36, being Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Major-General Scott, June 20, 1832, to May 4, 1833; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836, being engaged in the Defense of Convoy at Wilika Pond, July 19,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 22, 1836)

1836; on Ordnance duty, Nov. 5, 1836, to July 9, 1838; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1838; in command of Baton

(First Lieut., Ordnance, July 9, 1838)

Rouge Arsenal, La., 1838‑39; and as Ordnance Officer of Camp Washington, near Trenton, N. J., 1839.

Resigned, Nov. 15, 1839.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Albany, N. Y., 1839‑47. Adjutant-General of the State of New York, Feb. 4, 1846, to Jan. 1, 1847.

Military History. — Re-appointed in the U. S. Army with the rank of

Colonel, 10th Infantry, Apr. 9, 1847.

Served in the War with Mexico, 1846º‑48, on the Rio Grande Frontier.

Disbanded, Aug. 26, 1848.

Civil History. — Commissioner to supply the city of Albany, N. Y., with fresh water, 1851‑54. Counselor at Law, Albany, N. Y., 1853‑54.

Died, July 20, 1854, at Albany, N. Y.: Aged 45.

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