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lawyer , army officer

Robert Brown Potter, American lawyer, army officer.

Background

Potter, Robert Brown was born on July 16, 1829 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Son of Bishop Alonzo and Sarah Maria (Nott) Potter.

Education

Attended Union College.

Career

At least one child. Admitted to New York bar. Commissioned major Scott Rifles, 1861. Commissioned lieutenant colonel 51st Regiment New York Volunteers, 1861, colonel, 1862, fought in Battle at Antietam.

Commanded 51st Regiment at Battle of Fredericksburg, 1862. Brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1863. Commanded 2d Division participating in capture of Vicksburg, 1863.

Major general United States Volunteers, 1864-1865. Receiver for Atlantic and Great Western R.R., 1866-1869.

Connections

Married Frances Paine Tileston, April.; married second, Abby Austin Stevens, September 29, 1865.

father:
Bishop Alonzo Potter

mother:
Sarah Maria (Nott) Potter

spouse:
Frances Paine Tileston

spouse:
Abby Austin Stevens