Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - Robert Warner

Robert Tuttle Warner

Representing: Union
G.A.R. Post: Oliver Morton Post #10 Snohomish, WA


Unit History

  • 19th Wisconsin Infantry A

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Robert Warner
Full Unit History

19th WISCONSIN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Organized: Winter 1861/62 Camp Utley Racine, WI
Mustered In: 4/30/62 Camp Randall Madison, WI
Mustered Out: 8/9/65 Richmond, VA

Regimental History

REGIMENTAL HISTORY:

  The 19th, a three-year unit, was assigned to guard Confederate prisoners from Fort Donelson, TN before receiving federal muster. It finally left the state in June, 1862 for garrison duty at Norfolk, VA. This assignment would last until April, 1863. Duty at West Point, Yorktown and Newport News followed.

  The year ended with companies serving outpost and picket duty near New Berne, NC. In April, 1864 the regiment returned to Yorktown and advanced upon forts Darling and Jackson before being forced to fall back in good order.
Mid-year found the 19th in the trenches around Petersburg, VA.

  During an October engagement at Fair Oaks, out of 200 men engaged, 136 were wounded or captured. The 19th then went on picket duty in front of Richmond, VA. April 3, 1865 saw the 19th enter Richmond and plant the regimental colors upon the City Hall. The unit served provost (military police) duty at Richmond, Fredericksburg and Warranton until receiving final muster.

Soldier History

SOLDIER:
Residence: Baraboo, WI   Age: 19.4 Yrs.
Enrolled: 12/30/61 Baraboo, WI   Rank: Pvt./Sgt..
Mustered Out: 4/29/64 Madison, WI
Highest Rank: Sgt.

Family History

PERSONAL/FAMILY HISTORY:

NOTE:
 The original birth – to – death biographical profile of Robert Warner was created during the early years of the Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State project. As a result it was limited both in terms of size and the availability of research resources.

The biography which follows was written in July, 2019. Although it is more detailed than its predecessor it still lacks the depth of more recent additions to this website which draw heavily upon veteran-related military, pension and other files housed in the National Archives located in Washington, D.C.

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  Robert Tuttle Warner was born 8/12/42 in Plymouth, Litchfield Co. Connecticut. His parents were Chauncey (b. 1810 CT - d. 1/4/89) and Ellen (nee Tuttle b. 1817 CT- d. 4/8/73/WI). The Warner family was a farming family.

   Chauncey and Ellen produced four children, Robert being the eldest. Younger than he were:   Mary E. b. 2/17/45 CT), Edwin Chauncey (b.8/15/46 CT) and George W. (b. 5/22/55/WI).

 The Warners remained in Connecticut until 1849. That year Chauncey moved his family to Sauk Col, WI. Why the move was made is not documented. 

As a young adult Robert studied law at the Collegiate Institute of Baraboo, WI until the Civil War began. After that, on 12/31/61 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and became a member of the 19th WI Infantry. Records are unclear if he enlisted as a private and rose to the rank of sergeant or enlisted as a sergeant and remained at that rank until discharged on 4/29/65.

Disease would prove to be Robert’s most formidable foe during his period of military service.  According to his telling, malarial fever, contracted around Yorktown, VA hospitalized him for a number of months and continued to plague him the remainder of his life.  Because of this disability,   in later years Robert was awarded a U.S. Government disability pension stipend which amounted to $50 per month at the time of his death. 

  Leaving the military Robert returned to Baraboo, Wisconsin where he studied at Bryant & Stratton Business College of Chicago. He was admitted to the bar in 1874 in Wisconsin and Kansas and in Dakota Territory in 1879.  The former Union soldier stayed in Kansas until 1871, then moved back to Baraboo, WI.

 During this period, on 3/4/74, Robert married previously wed Annie Elizabeth Peck (nee Bacon).  In 1878 the Warners settled in Watertown Codington Co., Dakota (later South Dakota) Territory.  They divorced there in March/April, 1879 without having produced children. The following year the U.S. Census found attorney Robert living in a Watertown boarding house. 

  On 6/17/82, also in Watertown, Robert remarried to Mary Francis Cobb.  Robert and Mary headed west to San Diego, CA in 1884/’85, but had returned to Watertown by 1890. Between 1892 and 1893 they resided in Rush Springs Dakota Territory.   

In 1893 Robert and Mary divorced.  Again, the union had not produced children. That same year Robert once more returned to Watertown. 

  In 1894 Robert spent a year or less in Fairfax, M, He then, again, returned to Watertown.

  Robert remained in Watertown until 1903 when he moved westward to Everett Snohomish Co., WA.  Likely the move to the Puget Sound area was made because both his younger brother, Edwin, and a former law associate lived in the region.

  In Washington Robert became a member of the Snohomish Bar Association.  He and his brother both became legally active in the local Civil War veteran community assisting former comrades, their widows and children with pension-related and other legal matters. He reportedly continued his law practice until death.

 Robert died on 3/28/24 at the Everett home of his brother Edwin.  As there is no death certificate available, the cause of his passing is not known.  He was aged 81.7 years. Burial was/is in the Grand Army Of The Republic (G.A.R.) Cemetery in Snohomish, Snohomish Co., WA.

Cemetery

Buried at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Snohomish
Row: 22
Site: 1

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