Son of William Robertson and Eliza Bankston. Sibling to; Buckner Harris, Alcey, Jane, William Jr., Henretta, Mildred, Levi B., Simeon Coates, Laura, and James Carroll Robertson.
Served during the Civil War with his brother Levi B. Robertson (CSA Army of TN) as a Pvt. in the 16th LA Infantry Co. B.
The 16th Infantry Regiment, organized during the fall of 1861 at Camp Moore, Louisiana, contained men from East Feliciana, Caddo, Livingston, Rapides, Bienville, St. Helena, and Avoyelles parishes. After fighting at Shiloh and Perryville, the unit was assigned to General D.W. Adams' and Gibson's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It was consolidated with the 25th Louisiana Regiment from December, 1862 until the late summer of 1864. The unit
participated in the difficult campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, moved with Hood to Tennessee, and shared in the defense of Mobile.
The regiment lost 14 killed, 48 wounded, and 27 missing at Shiloh, then the 16th/25th lost 37 killed, 159 wounded, and 17 missing of the 465 engaged at Murfreesboro and thirty-five percent of the 319 at Chickamauga. In December,
1863, it contained 265 men and 116 arms. During the Atlanta Campaign, May 8-28, 1864, its casualties were 11 killed, 47 wounded, and 5 missing. During November, 1864, the 16th had 115 officers and men fit for duty. It
surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.
The field officers were Colonels Daniel Gober and Preston Pond, Jr.; Lieutenant Colonels Robert H. Lindsay, Enoch Mason, and W.E. Walker; and Majors Robert P. Oliver and Frank M. Raxsdale.
Peter Hammond Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 20, 2011
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Rest peacefully my cousin Francis Marion. Thank you for your service to this country.|
Gayle Hennington Van Horn.
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