Beverly Holcombe Robertson (June 5, 1827 – December 12, 1910) was a cavalry officer in the United States Army on the Western frontier and a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Year 1827 ( MDCCCXXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian Year 1910 ( MCMX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting The Cavalry (from French cavalerie) is the second oldest of the Combat Arms, and as Soldiers or Warriors who fought mounted on The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. A frontier is a Political and Geographical term referring to areas near or beyond a boundary, or of a different nature The War Department was established by the Confederate Congress in an act on February 21, 1861. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South
Robertson was born on a plantation in Amelia County, Virginia. Fundamentally a plantation is usually a large Farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country on which Cotton, Tobacco Amelia County is a county located in the US state &mdash officially " Commonwealth " &mdash of Virginia. He received an appointment to the United States Military Academy and graduated in 1849. "USMA" redirects here For other uses see USMA (disambiguation The United States Military Academy (also known as USMA, Assigned to the 2nd U.S. Dragoons as a second lieutenant, he attended the cavalry school at Carlisle Barracks. The 2nd Cavalry Regiment ( 2CR) is a military unit within the United States Army. Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned officer Military rank in many Armed forces. Carlisle Barracks is a United States Army facility located in Carlisle Pennsylvania. He then served on the frontier at various outposts in New Mexico Territory, Kansas Territory, and Nebraska Territory, fighting at various times with the Apache and Sioux. The Territory of New Mexico became an Organized territory of the United States on September 9, 1850, and it existed until New Mexico The Territory of Kansas was an Organized territory of the United States that existed from May 30 1854 until January 29 1861 when Kansas became the 34th The Territory of Nebraska was a historic Organized territory of the United States from May 30, 1854 until March 1, 1867 Sioux (pronounced SUE are a Native American and First Nations people Reassigned to the 5th U.S. Cavalry, Robertson was promoted to first lieutenant. The 5th Cavalry Regiment is a historical unit of the United States Army that began its service in the decade prior to the American Civil War and continues in modified First Lieutenant is a Military rank. The rank of Lieutenant has different meanings in different military formations (see Comparative military ranks He became adjutant of the regiment while serving in Utah Territory and soon was elevated to acting assistant adjutant general for the Department of Utah. He was promoted to captain in March 1861, but soon accepted a captaincy in the Confederate Adjutant General's Department. The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861
He was elected colonel of the 4th Virginia Cavalry in August 1861 and served in the Valley Campaign. Colonel ( RP ˈkɜnəl GA ˈkɜrnəl is a Military rank of a Commissioned officer, with corresponding ranks existing in almost every country Background In the spring of 1862 "Southern morale. was at its nadir" and "prospects for the Confederacy's survival seemed bleak He fought at the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862, and the early part of the Maryland Campaign in September 1862. Background and opposing forces See also Northern Virginia Campaign See also [[Second Bull Run Confederate order of battle]] [[Confederate order of battle]] The Maryland Campaign, or the Antietam Campaign, of September 1862 is widely considered one of the major turning points of the American Civil War. Prior to the Battle of Antietam, he was ordered to North Carolina to recruit and train new cavalry regiments. A regiment is a Military unit, composed of a variable number of Battalions – commanded by a Colonel. He participated in the Battle of New Bern in March 1863. The Battle of New Bern (also known as the Battle of New Berne) was fought on 14 March 1862, near the city of New Bern, North Carolina
During the Gettysburg Campaign, he commanded a brigade of two North Carolina cavalry regiments primarily assigned to scout for Robert E. Lee. The Gettysburg Campaign was a series of battles fought in June and July 1863 during the American Civil War. Robert Edward Lee (January 19 1807 &ndash October 12 1870 was a career United States Army officer, an Engineer, and among the most celebrated At the Battle of Brandy Station, his men failed to significantly delay a Union column approached Brandy Station from the southeast. The Battle of Brandy Station, also called the Battle of Fleetwood Hill, was the largest predominantly Cavalry engagement of the American Civil War, The Union Army was the army that fought for the Union during the American Civil War. He fought in J.E.B. Stuart's delaying actions in the Loudoun Valley at Middleburg and Upperville. James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart ( February 6, 1833 &ndash May 12, 1864) was an American soldier from Virginia and a The Loudoun Valley is a small but historically significant Valley located in Loudoun County in northwestern Virginia in the United States The Battle of Middleburg took place from June 17 to June 19, 1863, in Loudoun County Virginia, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign The Battle of Upperville took place in Loudoun County Virginia on June 21 1863 during the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil His men helped cover Lee's retreat following the Battle of Gettysburg, but suffered severe losses during the campaign. Background and movement to battle See also [[Gettysburg Campaign]] [[Gettysburg Battlefield]] [[Gettysburg Confederate order of battle]] [[Confederate order of battle]]
He was assigned in October 1863 to command the Second Military District, which encompassed South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. He helped defend Charleston from enemy attack. Charleston is a city in Charleston county in the US state of South Carolina. Robertson served in the Carolinas Campaign and surrendered with Joseph E. Johnston. The Carolinas Campaign was the final campaign in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Joseph Eggleston Johnston (February 3 1807 &ndash March 21 1891 was a career U
After the war, Robertson moved to Washington D.C. and worked in the insurance business for several decades. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D He is buried in Amelia County, Virginia.
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