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Gen Robert Henry Hall
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1837
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 1914
Chicago Heights
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Hall, Robert Henry, Nov. 15, 1837 born at Detroit, Mich., son of Benjamin F. and Catherine F. Mullett Hall; 1850 apparently living in Orion, Oakland County, Mich. July 1, 1860 graduated from West Point (32/41) and appointed brevet 2ndlt., 5th U. S. Infantry Regiment. Jan. 23, 1861 2ndlt., 10th U. S. Infantry Rgt. June 1, 1861 1stlt., 10th U. S. Infantry Rgt. Aug. 31, 1863 capt., 10th U. S. Infantry Rgt. Nov. 24, 1863 brevet maj., U. S. Army for Lookout Mountain, Tenn. February 1864 witness at a court of inquiry convened at the request of MajGen. Carl Schurz, commanding 3rd Division, XI Corps, and Col. F. Hecker, commanding 3rd Brigade of that division, to investigate circumstances which gave rise to the reflections on MajGen. Carl Schurz and part of his command, in MajGen. Joseph Hooker's official report of the night action of Wauhatchie, dated Nov. 6, 1863; July 1864 took command of regiment at Petersburg, Va. Aug. 19, 1864 wounded at Globe Tavern on the Weldon Railroad, Va. and brevet lt.col, U. S. Army. to October 1865 after recovering from his wound commanded regiment in New York Harbor, at Buffalo, the Army of the Potomac and at Washington, D. C. as of Dec. 31, 1864 and Feb. 28, 1865 10th U. S. Infantry Rgt. (three companies). Capt. Robert H. Hall, was at Ft. Porter, Buffalo, N. Y., Military District of Western New York, Department of the East. Capt. R. H. Hall was also fort's commander; as of April 30, 1865 troops in the Army of the Potomac included 10th U. S. Infantry Rgt., Capt. Robert H. Hall, which was assigned to the Provost Guard at General Headquarters; Feb 1 or 7, 1866 married Georgianna K. Foote (Aug. 20, 1841 born at Batavia, N. Y.) at Batavia, N. Y. to June 1869 duty in Minnesota and Dakota Territory; to June 1871 Reconstruction duty in Texas. to September 1871 instructor of infantry tactics at U. S. Military Academy; September 1871-July 1878 adjutant of U. S. Military Academy; July-November 1878 aide de camp to MajGen. John M. Schofield; to May 1879 on Texas frontier; to May 1883 at Ft. Porter, Buffalo, N. Y. October 1881 commanded battalions of his regiment at the Yorktown, Va. Centennial Celebration. August 1882 War Department inspector of Pennsylvania National Guard; May 21, 1883 maj., 22nd U. S. Infantry Rgt. July 1883-June 1885 with regiment in Colorado; June 1885-April 1889 inspector general of De-partment of the Platte. Aug. 5, 1888 ltcol., 6th U. S. Infantry Rgt. to October 1890 in-spector general of Department of Arizona and sometimes also acting adjutant general of the two departments (Platte and Arizona); July 1889-October 1890 recorder, U. S. Military Prison Board; December 1890-September, 1892 President of a board appoint-ed to recommend a suitable magazine rifle for the U. S. Army resulting in the adoption of what is popularly, although erroneously, called Krag-Jorgenson rifle; to September 1893 board member in connection with revision of U. S. Army Regulations; May 18, 1893 col., 4th U. S. Infantry Rgt. June-August, 1893 War Department inspector of New York National Guard; July-September 1893 detailed to assist State of New York Com-mission in selecting sites for regimental monuments at the Chattanooga and Chicka-mauga battlefield; to October 1896 commanded regiment in Idaho; April-May 1894 in the field during the Jacob S. Coxey labor disturbances; July 1894 in the field against strikers on Northern Pacific Railroad; June-August 1896 War Department inspector of New York National Guard; October 1896-April 1898 commanded Ft. Sheridan, Ill. September 1897 for sustaining a captain of his regiment in subduing a mutinous deserter at Ft. Sheridan was subjected to much unjust criticism and harsh and unfair treatment by politicians; April 1898 sent with his regiment to Tampa, Fla. to engage in War with Spain; May 1898 designated by Commanding General of the Army to conduct with his regiment an expedition to Cuba, with arms and supplies for the insurgents, which, however, was abandoned; May 25-December 1898 brigade commander in V Corps and afterwards VI Corps at Tampa Port, Tampa City and Fernandina, Fla. and a brigade and division commander in IV Corps at Huntsville Ala. May 27, 1898-April 15, 1899 briggen., volunteers, ranking 28th of 98 appointed in 1898; December 1898 returned to Ft. Sheridan and resumed command of regiment; January-March 1899 accompanied regiment to Philippine Islands via the Mediterranean Sea and Suez Canal, being first detachment of U. S. Army to travel this route; March, 1899-April 1900 commanded the line and points of defense about Manila and 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, VIII Corps; March 25, 1899 attacked insurgents in left and rear near Bontoc, Manila Province, materially contributing to success of the movement of that day against their front; March 31, 1899 fought insurgents at Mariquina and on the Rio Banca, Manila Province, threatening San Mateo, which prevented reinforcement of the enemy at Malolos, the insurgent capital, which allowed U. S. forces by direct attack to easily capture; April 15, 1899 re-appointed briggen., volunteers, ranking 11th of 18 appointed in 1899; June, 1899 conducted an expedition of 2500 men over mountain trails to Anti-polo, Morong Province, which, after two engagements en route, was captured (June 4, 1899), and then marched the column through Morong peninsula, breaking up the enemy's positions; July 1899 with 1000 men in boats, made a descent on and captured Calamba, Laguna Province (July 26, 1899), routing the defending force and capturing, also, an insurgent gunboat; July 28, 1899 repulsed the insurgents, more than three times his number, in their efforts to retake the place, inflicting great losses on them; April 1900 After disbandment of VIII Corps, commanded military districts, comprising from two to four provinces on the island of Luzon; October 1900 led an expedition of 800 men over a mountain range, on a trail not before traversed by American troops, from Siniloan Binangonan to Infanta Province and after an arduous march occupied the latter place, Oct. 9, seizing a steamer of the enemy, and on Oct. 12, took possession of Polillo Island; Feb. 5, 1901 briggen., U. S. Army; April 30-Nov. 15, 1901 on sick leave; Nov. 15, 1901 retired by law, being then 64 years old; member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, the Grand Army of the Republic and Societies of the Army of the Potomac and the Army of the Cumberland; corresponding member of the state Historical Society of Wisconsin; compiled and published registers of the U. S. Army from 1789 until 1798; a sketch of the history of Ft. Dearborn, Chicago, Ill.; a sketch of the history of the flag of the United States; a history of the U. S. Infantry tactics and was the author of several published reviews of works on U. S. history. Dec. 29, 1914 died at Chicago Heights, Ill. and buried at West Point; March 20, 1915 Georgianna Hall applied for a pension (application #1044024/certificate #792847) while living in Illinois; July 1931 Georgianna Hall died at Pittsfield, Mass. Children: Frederick F. Hall, April 24, 1867 born at Ft. Abercrombie, N. D.-Feb. 9, 1872 died; Harris F. Hall, Oct. 17, 1868 born at Ft. Rawson, N. D., married Nov. 28, 1896 to Ethel Tremaine at Buffalo, N. Y. May 12, 1927 died at Pittsfield, Mass. Robert F. Hall, Aug 24, 1870 born at San Antonio, Texas.
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  Georgianna Knox Foote Hall (1841 - 1931)*
  Frederick F. Hall (1867 - 1872)*
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United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section XXIV, Site 314.
Created by: John Heseltine
Record added: Dec 15, 2009
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Gen Robert Henry Hall
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Gen Robert Henry Hall
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