|Birth: ||Nov. 24, 1833|
|Death: ||Oct. 13, 1909|
Confederate Military History, Vol X.
Atlanta, Ga. Confederate Publishing Company 1899.
Robert Mosby Blakemore, of Oak Ridge, La., is one of five brothers, natives of Tennessee, who came to Louisiana before the great war, and served throughout it in the cause of the Confederacy. He was born in Gibson county, Tenn., November 24, 1833, came to Morehouse parish, La., in 1858, and was engaged in planting until his enlistment in the military service of the Confederate States, in 1862. He then became a member of the Fifth regiment Louisiana cavalry, commanded by Col. Isaac F. Harrison, with which he served until the close of hostilities, engaged in frequent skirmishing and outpost duty in Louisiana, at times suffering great hardships. The operations of the regiment along the Mississippi and Red rivers were of great value to the Confederate commanders in the Trans-Mississippi department and were cheerfully rendered by the patriotic troopers, largely at their own expense for equipment, and without any adequate salary.
Since the war Mr. Blakemore has prospered as a planter, and is one of the prominent men of his parish. His brothers in the Confederate army were William L., who died after the war in Gibson county, Tenn., from the bite of a spider; P. M., who enlisted from Jackson parish, survived the war and died about 1875; Jefferson C., of the Twelfth Louisiana infantry, army of Tennessee, who was an extensive planter of Morehouse parish after the war until his death; and Andrew J., who had the rank of captain and was wounded in the left arm, in consequence of which amputation became necessary in 1871, causing his death.
William Douglas Blakemore (1796 - 1878)
Jane Robards Davis Blakemore (1802 - 1862)
Maggie Blakemore (1844 - 1913)
William Luckett Blakemore (1824 - 1865)*
Jefferson C Blakemore (1832 - 1890)*
Robert Mosby Blakemore (1833 - 1909)
Note: Pvt Co C 13th Partisan Rangers CSA
Oak Ridge Baptist Cemetery
Created by: Clifford Mullis
Record added: May 25, 2011
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