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Williamson, Robert Stockton 1824- Military officer; born in New York in 1824; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1848; served in the Civil War; was chief topographical engineer at the capture of Newbern and Fort Macon, N. C.; brevetted lieutenant-colonel for gallantry in the latter engagement; was transferred to the Army of the Potomac; later was ordered to the Pacific coast, where he was chief topographical engineer of the department in 1863-65; was promoted lieutenant-colonel, corps of engineers, in 1869; and retired in 1882. He died Nov. 10, 1882.