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Robert Huston Milroy

Robert Huston Milroy, army officer, Indian agent.

Background

  • Milroy, Robert Huston was born on June 11, 1816 in Washington County. Indiana. Son of Samuel and Martha (Huston) Milroy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Master of Military Science, Norwich U., Vermont, 1843. Bachelor of Laws, Indiana U., 1850.

    Career

    • Served in Mexican War. Admitted to Indiana bar, 1850. Elected delegate to 2d Indiana Constnl.

      Convention, 1850; organized volunteer company in Rennselaer, Indiana, made captain. Commissioned colonel 9th Regiment Indiana Volunteers, 1861. Promoted brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1861, major general, 1862.

      Served under Generals McClellan and Rosecrans in Western Virginia, under General Fremont in Shenandoah Valley, as major general commanded 2d div. VIII Army Corps; a trustee Wabash and Erie Canal. Became superintendent Indian affairs for Washington, 1872.

      Indian agent with headquarters at Olympia, Washington, 1875-1885.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Armitage, May 17, 1849, 7 children.
    • father: Samuel Milroy
    • mother: Martha (Huston) Milroy
    • spouse: Mary Armitage
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    Born June 11, 1816
    Died March 29, 1890
    (aged 73)
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