1085………(Born Va.)            Robert S. Garnett               (Ap’d Va.)……..27

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1841.

          Served:  on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Buffalo, N. Y., 1841-42, -- and Ft. Ontario, N. Y., 1842; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va.,

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Jan. 31, 1842)

1842-43; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, July 5, 1843, to Oct. 17, 1844; on Recruiting service, 1844; as Aide-de Camp to Brig.-General Wool, Jan. 1 to Sep. 30, 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-56, being Adjutant of the Artillery Battalion, Oct. 3, 1845, to June 29, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, -- Battle of Monterey,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Aug. 18, 1846)

Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- and Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22-23, 1847; as

(Bvt. Capt., Sep. 23, 1846, for Gallant Conduct

in the Several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Aide-de Camp to Major-General Taylor, June 29, 1846, to Jan. 31, 1849;

(Bvt. Major, Feb. 23, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious

Conduct in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.)

(Transferred to 7th Infantry, Aug. 31, 1848)

in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1850; as Member of Board to Revise the Uniform Dress of the Army, at Washington, D. C., 1850-51; on frontier duty at Corpus Christi, Texas, 1851-52, -- and

(Captain, 7th Infantry, Mar. 9, 1851)

Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1852; at the Military Academy, as Commandant of Cadets, and Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Nov. 1, 1852, to July 31, 1854; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1855; on frontier duty, on

(Captain, 1st Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

(Major, 9th Infantry, Mar. 27, 1855)

Yakima Expedition, 1856, -- and Ft. Simcoe, Wash., 1856; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1857; on frontier duty at Ft. Simcoe, Wash., 1857-58, -- Expedition against Puget Sound Indians, 1858, -- and Ft. Simcoe, Wash., 1858; and on leave of absence in Europe, 1858-61.

Resigned, Apr. 30, 1861.

 

          Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States, and was

Killed, July 13, 1861, in the Combat of Carrick’s Ford, W. Va.:  Aged 41.


Corpus Christi Public Libraries © 2004