- Robert Leamy Meade
Robert Leamy Meade (December 25, 1842 –
11 February 1910) was an officer in the United States Marine Corpsduring the American Civil War, Spanish-American Warand Boxer Rebellion.
Meade was commissioned second lieutenant in the Marine Corps 14 June 1862. He commanded a battalion of marines during the suppression of the
New York Citydraft riots in July 1863. He took part in the daring boat attack against Fort Sumter8 September and was later brevetted for gallant and meritorious service. During the Spanish-American War he served as fleet marine officer in New York and participated in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba. Promoted to colonel 3 March 1899, he served in Chinaduring the Boxer Rebellion and participated in the Battle of Tientsin.
For distinguished conduct and public service, he was appointed brigadier general, by brevet, 13 July 1900.
He retired 29 June 1906 and died at
Lexington, Massachusetts, 11 February 1910.
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