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MACFEELY, Robert, soldier, born about 1828. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1850, served as lieutenant of infantry in scouting against the Snake Indians, in the Yakima expedition of 1855, and against the Oregon Indians. He was made a captain on the staff on 11 May, 1861, and was commissary for the state of Indiana, and afterward chief of the commissariat of the Army of the Ohio, and then of the Army of the Tennessee during the Vicksburg campaign and the subsequent operations until the close of the Atlanta campaign, after being commissioned as major on 9 February, 1863. He received two brevets on 15 March, 1865, for faithful services during the war. After serving as chief of commissariat at Cincinnati, Detroit, and Chicago, he was appointed commissary-general of subsistence, with the rank of brigadier-general, on 14 April, 1875, which office he still (1888) holds.
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