★ ★  Milroy, Robert Huston

Robert Huston Milroy

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Born: June 11, 1816

Birthplace: Canton Salem, Indiana

Father: Samuel Milroy 1780 – 1845

Mother: Martha “Patsy” Huston 1786 – 1858

Wife: Mary Jane Armitage 1824 – 1904
(Buried: Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater, Washington)​

Children:

Edwin Bruce Milroy​
(Buried: Morning Heights Cemetery, Delphi, Indiana)​
Edgar Whitefield Milroy Unknown – 1856​
(Buried: Morning Heights Cemetery, Delphi, Indiana)​
Ella G. Milroy 1851 – 1870​
(Buried: Morning Heights Cemetery, Delphi, Indiana)​
Valerius Armitage Milroy 1855 – 1927​
(Buried: Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater, Washington)​
Walter Judson Milroy 1857 – 1935​
(Buried: Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater, Washington)​
Robert Bruce Milroy 1859 – 1940​
(Buried: Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater, Washington)​
Samuel Clay Milroy 1866 – 1875​
(Buried: Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater, Washington)​

Education:

1843: Graduated from Norwich Academy​
1850: Graduated from Indiana University Law School​

Occupation before War:

1846 – 1847: Captain of 1st Indiana Volunteers but saw no action​
Attorney in Rensselear, Indiana​
Judge of Rensselear, Indiana​

Civil War Career:

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1861: Recruiter for 9th Indiana State Militia​
1861: Captain in 9th Indiana State Militia​
1861: Colonel of 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served in the Western Virginia Campaign under McClellan​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1861 – 1862: Union Army Commander of District of Cheat Mountain​
1862: Brigade Commander during Jackson’s Valley Campaign​
1862: Union Army Commander at Battle of McDowell, Virginia​
1862: Brigade Commander during the Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia​
1862: Brigade Commander during Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862 – 1865: Major General of Union Army Volunteers​
1863: Union Army Commander at Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia​
1863: Thrown from his saddle at the Battle of Winchester, Virginia​
1864: Recruiter for Union Army of the Cumberland​
1864: Commander of Defenses of Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad​
1864: Served in Command at the Third Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee​
1865: Resigned as Brigadier General on July 26th

Occupation after War:

Trustee of Wabash and Erie Canal Company​
1866 – 1890: Suffered from rheumatism of the hip​
1872 – 1875: Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Washington Territory​
1875 – 1885: United States Agent of Indian Affairs in Washington​
1875 – 1890: Had to use a cane due to inflammation of the joints​
Author of Papers of General Robert Huston Milroy

Died: March 29, 1890

Place of Death: Olympia, Washington

Age at time of Death: 73 years old

Burial Place: Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater, Washington
 
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