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Gen Robert Emmet Clary, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 21, 1805
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1890
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

USMA Class of 1828. Brevet Brigadier General, United States Army

Sketches of the Old Inhabitants and Other Citizens of Old Springfield of the Present Century
General Robert Emmet Clary, son of Ethan A. Clary, was born at Ashfield, Massachusetts March 21, 1805. Cadet at West Point Military Academy from July 1, 1823 to July 1, 1828; graduated and entered the Army, served on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri 1829; Fort Brady, Michigan 1829 to 1831; exploration of Indian Territory in Wisconsin 1831; Fort Brady, Michigan 1831 to 1832; Black Hawk expedition 1832, but not at seat of war; Fort Howard, Wisconsin 1833 to 1838; Detroit, Michigan 1838; New York City 1838 to 1839; Charleston, South Carolina 1839 to 1840; Florida War 1840 to 1841; Plattsburg, New York, constructing barracks 1841 to 1842; Detroit, Michigan 1842 to 1844; Fort Wilkins, Michigan, constructing barracks, 1844 to 1845; Buffalo, New York 1845 to 1846; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1846 to 1847; New Orleans, Louisiana 1847, 1849 to 1850 to 1851; Benicia Depot, California 1851 to 1856; Texas 1857; St. Louis, Missouri 1857 to 1860 and as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Utah. He was assigned to the Fifth Infantry while serving on the frontier and assisted in negotiating a treaty with Black Hawk, the Indian Chief; brevet Second Lieutenant United States Infantry July 1, 1828; Second Lieutenant, Fifth Infantry July 1, 1828; First Lieutenant April 1, 1836; Assistant Quartermaster July 7, 1838; Captain, Fifth Infantry April 3, 1839; vacated line commission June 18, 1846; Major Quartermaster May 17, 1861; Colonel, additional Aid-de-Camp July 5, 1862; Major of staff, Quartermaster May 17, 1861 to September 18, 1860 to August 4, 1861; served during the War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1866; as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of West Virginia November 1861 to July 1862; of the Army of Virginia July to October 1862 and of the Department of the Northwest October 1862 to March 20, 1863; as Assistant in the Quartermaster General's office at Washington, D.C. March 20, 1863 to August 24, 1864; in charge of the Memphis Depot, Tennessee September 1864 to July 14, 1866; as Chief Quartermaster Department of Tennessee March 27 to July 14, 1866; Lieutenant Colonel Deputy Quartermaster General April 15, 1864; brevet Colonel and brevet Brigadier General March 13, 1865; for faithful and meritorious service during the war; mustered out as Colonel, additional Aid-de-Camp May 31, 1866; Colonel, Assistant Quartermaster General July 29, 1866; retired February 22, 1869, when he returned to Springfield and bought the house now occupied by Miss Porter's school and resided there five years. He afterwards moved to Washington, D.C. making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Albert Ray, where he died January 19, 1890 in the 85th year of his age.

General Clary's first wife was Miss Esther Phillipson of St. Louis, Missouri. They were married March 31, 1829. Five children were born to them. A daughter married General Stone, known as Stone Pasha for his service in Egypt. A son, Robert was a Captain in the Army and died during the War of the Rebellion.

General Clary's second wife was a Miss Eaton of Boston. 
Family links: 
  Ethan Allen Clary (____ - 1849)
  Electa Smith Clary (____ - 1871)
  Esther Philipson Clary (1811 - 1862)
  Maria Louisa Clary Stone (1831 - 1862)*
  Amanda Jane Clary Ray (1832 - 1925)*
  Robert Emmett Clary (1836 - 1864)*
  Robert Emmet Clary (1805 - 1890)
  Susan Clary (1818 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Hill Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: North Hill, Lot 76.
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: May 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37259285
Gen Robert Emmet Clary, Sr
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Gen Robert Emmet Clary, Sr
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Gen Robert Emmet Clary, Sr
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USMA Class of 1828
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