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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Robert A. Wainwright

(Ap'd Mas.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1835.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1835‑36; in Operations

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Oct. 22, 1836)

in Creek Nation, 1837; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Aug. 31, 1837, to Aug. 14, 1838; as Asst. Ordnance

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

 p625  Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1838‑40, — and at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., 1840; in command of Little Rock Arsenal, Ark., 1840; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., 1840‑41, — and at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1841‑42; in command of Kennebec Arsenal, Me.,

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Mar. 27, 1842)

1842‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, commanding Saltillo Ordnance Depot; in command of Kennebec Arsenal, Me., 1848‑51, — of Detroit Arsenal, Mich., 1851‑55, — and of Watertown Arsenal, Mas.,

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1853, for 14 Years' Continuous Service)

1855‑59; as Chief of Ordnance of the Department of New Mexico, Aug. 16, 1859, to July 13, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in arming

(Major, Ordnance, Aug. 3, 1861)

the fortifications of New York harbor, Aug. 15, 1861, to Oct., 1862;

(Lieut.-Colonel, Ordnance, Sep. 15, 1863)

and in command of New York Ordnance Depot, Oct., 1862, to Mar. 29,

(Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful Services in the Ordnance Department)

1864, — of Benicia Arsenal, Cal., May 31, 1864, to Dec. 2,º 1866.

Died, Dec. 22,º 1866, at Benicia Arsenal, Cal.: Aged 52.

Buried, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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