Robert, Henry Martyn, an American military engineer; born in Robertsville, S.C., May 2, 1837; was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1857; served on frontier duty in 1858-1861; was on the staff of General McClellan and on duty as engineer during the Civil War; was promoted captain in 1863. He is the author of the well-known treatise called "Robert's Rules of Order" (1876).

Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

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