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Robert Mosby Blakemore
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1833
Trenton
Gibson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1909
Morehouse Parish
Louisiana, USA

Confederate Military History, Vol X.
Atlanta, Ga. Confederate Publishing Company 1899.
page 350

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.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Douglas Blakemore (1796 - 1878)
  Jane Robards Davis Blakemore (1802 - 1862)
 
 Spouse:
  Maggie Blakemore (1844 - 1913)
 
 Siblings:
  William Luckett Blakemore (1824 - 1865)*
  Jefferson C Blakemore (1832 - 1890)*
  Robert Mosby Blakemore (1833 - 1909)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Pvt Co C 13th Partisan Rangers CSA
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Baptist Cemetery
Oak Ridge
Morehouse Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Clifford Mullis
Record added: May 25, 2011
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Robert Mosby Blakemore
Added by: Bonnie Sisson Manning
 
Robert Mosby Blakemore
Added by: Bonnie Sisson Manning
 
Robert Mosby Blakemore
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- Arleta ♥
 Added: Dec. 4, 2012
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Aug. 11, 2012

- Bonnie Sisson Manning
 Added: Dec. 4, 2012
 
 
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