★  Tyler, Robert O.

Robert Ogden Tyler


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Born:
December 22, 1831

Birthplace: Hunter Greene County New York

Father: Frederick Tyler 1795 – 1880
(Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery Hartford Connecticut)​

Mother: Sophia Sharpe 1793 – 1861
(Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery Hartford Connecticut)​

Education:

1853: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (22nd in class)​

Occupation before War:

1853: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army Artillery​
1853 – 1856: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1855 – 1856: Garrison duty in San Francisco, California​
1856 – 1861: 1st Lt. United States Army, 3rd Artillery​

Civil War Career:

1856 – 1861: 1st Lt. United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1861: Served in Fort Columbus Recruiting Depot in New York​
1861: Served in the expedition to relieve Fort Sumter, South Carolina​
1861: Captain and Assistant Quartermaster​
1861: Depot Quartermaster at Alexandria, Virginia​
1861 – 1862: Colonel 4th Connecticut Volunteers: 1st Heavy Artillery​
1861 – 1862: Served in the Defense of Washington, D.C.​
1862: in charge of Siege Artillery during the Peninsula Campaign​
1862 – 1866: Brigadier General, Union Army Artillery​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1862: Brevetted Major for Gallantry at Battle of Fredericksburg, VA.​
1863: Commander of Artillery of Center Division at Chancellorsville​
1863: Served in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry Battle of Gettysburg, PA.​
1864: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry Battle of Spotsylvania, VA.​
1864: Brevetted Major General for Gallantry at Battle of Cold Harbor​
1865: Brevetted Brig. General U.S. Army for Gallantry at Cold Harbor​
1865: Brevetted Major General U.S. Army for his service in the war​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th

Occupation after War:

1866 – 1874: Lt. Colonel United States Army, Quartermaster Dept.​
1866: Chief Quartermaster, U.S. Army Department of the Carolinas​
1866 – 1867: Chief Quartermaster, U.S. Army Dept. of the South​
1867 – 1868: Chief Quartermaster, Second Military Division​
1868: Depot Quartermaster in Charleston, South Carolina​
1868 – 1869: Leave of Absence from the army traveling in Europe​
1869 – 1870: Chief Quartermaster, Division of the South​
1870 – 1872: Chief Quartermaster, Division of the Pacific​
1873 – 1874: Chief Quartermaster, Division of the Atlantic​

Died: December 1, 1874

Place of Death: Boston, Massachusetts

Age at time of Death: 43 years old

Burial Place: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut
 
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