★  Roberts, Benjamin Stone

Benjamin Stone Roberts

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Born: November 18, 1810

Birthplace: Manchester, Vermont

Father:
Martin Roberts 1778 – 1863
(Buried: Roberts Homestead Cemetery, Manchester, Vermont)​

Mother: Betsy Stone 1781 – 1850
(Buried: Roberts Homestead Cemetery, Manchester, Vermont)​

Wife: Elizabeth Sperry 1815 – 1898
(Buried: Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, Vermont)​

Children:

Rufus King Roberts 1842 – 1843​
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Plattsburgh, New York)​
Benjamin Kearney Roberts 1846 – 1921​
(Buried: Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, Vermont)​
Charles Sperry Roberts 1847 – 1849​
(Buried: Roberts Homestead Cemetery, Manchester, Vermont)​
Evelyn Pierpont Roberts 1848 – 1910​
(Buried: Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, Vermont)​
Colonel Harris Lee Roberts 1858 – 1918​
(Buried: Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, Vermont)​

Education:

1835: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (53rd​ in class)​

Occupation before War:

1835 – 1836: Brevet 2nd​ Lt. United States Army, 1st​ Dragoons​
1835 – 1837: Frontier Duty at Fort Des Moines, Iowa​
1836 – 1837: 2nd​ Lt. United States Army, 1st​ Dragoons​
1837 – 1839: 1st​ Lt. United States Army, 1st​ Dragoons​
1837 – 1838: Frontier Duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas​
1838: Frontier Duty at Osage County​
1838 – 1839: Recruiter for United States Army​
1839: Resigned from United States Army on January 28th​
1839 – 1842: Civil Engineer on Railroads in New York, and Russia​
1843 – 1846: Attorney in Iowa​
1844 – 1846: Lt. Colonel of Iowa Militia​
1846 – 1847: 1st​ Lt. United States Army, Mounted Rifles​
1846: Recruiter for United States Army​
1847: Served in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mexico​
1847 – 1861: Captain United States Army, Mounted Rifles​
1847: Brevetted Major for Gallantry at Battle of Chapultepec, Mexico​
1847: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry at Pass of Galaxara, Mexico​
1847 – 1848: Recruiter for United States Army​
1848 – 1849: Frontier Duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas​
1849: Frontier Duty at Fort Laramie, Dakota Territory​
1850 – 1852: Absent from Army due to Disability​
1852 – 1853: Examiner of Land titles in Washington, D.C.​
1853 – 1854: Absent from Army due to Disability​
1855: Frontier Duty at Fort McIntosh, Texas​
1855 – 1856: Scout for the United States Army​
1856: Served in the March to New Mexico Territory​
1857 – 1860: Absent due from Army due to Disability​
1860 – 1861: Frontier Duty at Hatch’s Ranch, New Mexico​
1861: Frontier Duty at Fort Stanton, New Mexico Territory​

Civil War Career:

1861: Major, United States Army, Mounted Rifles​
1861 – 1866: Major, United States Army, 3rd​ Cavalry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Commander of Southern District of New Mexico​
1862: Commander of Northern District of New Mexico​
1862: Served in the Defense of Fort Craig​
1862: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Valverde​
1862: Served in the Skirmish before Albuquerque, New Mexico​
1862: Chief of Cavalry of Union Army of Virginia​
1862 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Inspector General of Union Army of Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Sulphur Springs​
1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Acting Inspector General of Department of Northwest​
1862: Served in Expedition against Chippewa Indians​
1863: Commander of Upper Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1863: Commander of Independent Brigade in Western Virginia​
1863: Union Army Commander of District of Iowa​
1863 – 1864: Awaiting Orders from the U.S. War Department​
1864: Union Army Commander of District of Carrollton, Louisiana​
1864: Commander of Forces at Pass Caballo and Matagorda Island​
1864: Division Commander in Union Army, 19th​ Army Corps​
1864: Union Army Commander of District of Carrollton, Louisiana​
1864 – 1865: Chief of Cavalry for Union Army Department of Gulf​
1865: Union Army Commander of District of West Tennessee​
1865: Brevetted Brig. General Gallantry at Battle of Cedar Mountain​
1865: Brevetted Major General for Service at Cedar Mountain​
1865: Commander of Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee​
1865 – 1867: Leave of Absence from Army​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th​

Occupation after War:

1861 – 1866: Major United States Army 3rd​ Cavalry Regiment​
1865 – 1867: Leave of Absence from Army​
1866 – 1870: Lt. Colonel United States Army, 3rd​ Cavalry Regiment​
1867: Recruiter for United States Army​
1867 – 1868: Frontier Duty at Fort Union, New Mexico Territory​
1868: Frontier Duty at Fort Sumner, New Mexico Territory​
1868 – 1870: Military Science Professor at Yale College​
1870: Retired from United States Army on December 15th​

Died: January 29, 1875

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Double Pneumonia

Age at time of Death: 64 years old

Original Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Burial Place: Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, Vermont
 
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His close association with General Pope (he was on Pope's staff) and his having pressed the charges against Fitz-John Porter for his role in 2nd Bull Run made Roberts part of the "anti-McClellan" faction. He was sent to Minnesota with General Pope.
 
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