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Robert Mayhew West
Birth: Sep. 16, 1834
Newton
Sussex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1869
Garvin County
Oklahoma, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A trained civil engineer before the start of the war, when the conflict commenced he received a commission of Captain and commander of Battery G, 1st Pennsylvania Volunteer Light Artillery in April 1861. Promoted to Major in September 1861 and to Colonel in July 1862, he served as Chief of Artillery on the staffs of first Brigadier General Darius Couch, then Major General Erasmus D. Keyes. On May 29, 1864 he was assigned to command the 5th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, a unit he would led though the end of the war. Brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on April 1, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious conduct at the Battle of Five Forks, Va.', he served through the end of the war, and was honorably mustered out on August 7, 1865. In July 1866 he joined the Regular Army, being commissioned as a Captain in the 7th United States Cavalry. Posted in the frontier, he eventually was suspended from the service for drunkeness while stationed at Fort Arbuckle, Oklahoma. He resigned his commission in March 1869, but died six months later. Buried in the Fort Arbuckle Post Cemetery, when that outpost was abandoned in 1870, his and the remains of 65 others were re-buried in what would become Fort Gibson National Cemetery. (bio by: Art Loux) 
 
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Fort Gibson National Cemetery
Fort Gibson
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Officers Section, unmarked
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Art Loux
Record added: Nov 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62311870
Robert Mayhew West
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