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Gen Jerome Bonaparte Robertson

Gen Jerome Bonaparte Robertson

Woodford County, Kentucky, USA
Death 7 Jan 1890 (aged 74)
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Burial Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 11065 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Woodford County, Kentucky, he served as a Captain in the Army of the Republic of Texas during the Indian and Mexican campaigns. He was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1847 and to the State Senate in 1849. With the start of the Civil War, he became part of the 5th Texas Infantry and was made Colonel in command on June 1, 1862. He led the 5th Texas in Peninsular campaign and was promoted Brigadier General in November, 1862. He led a Texas Brigade in actions at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga and in 1864, he commanded the Texas state reserve forces until the end of the war. After the war, he served as passenger and emigration agent for the Houston and Texas Central Railroads.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Jerome Bonaparte Robertson (14 Mar 1815–7 Jan 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11065, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .