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 Robert Vinkler Richardson

Robert Vinkler Richardson

Birth
Granville County, North Carolina, USA
Death 6 Jan 1870 (aged 49)
Clarkton, Dunklin County, Missouri, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Chapel Hill Section, Lot 228
Memorial ID 11060 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Granville County, North Carolina, he was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced law practice in Memphis, Tennessee. At the start of the Civil War, he was recruited by the 12th Tennessee Cavalry and was elected Colonel. He engaged in the Battle of Shiloh, Siege of Corinth and was promoted Brigadier General in December 1863. In February 1864, Confederate President Jefferson Davis confirmed his nomination to the Confederate Senate, where he served for the remainder of the war. After the war, he returned to Memphis and worked in railroad construction. On January 5, 1870, he was shot by an unknown assailant at a tavren in Clarkton, Missouri and died the next day.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 16 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11060
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Vinkler Richardson (4 Nov 1820–6 Jan 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11060, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .