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 Robert Francis Catterson

Robert Francis Catterson

Birth
Beech Grove, Morgan County, Indiana, USA
Death 30 Mar 1914 (aged 79)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section A, Grave 176/177
Memorial ID 18126 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he gave up his established medical practice and enlisted in the 14th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. With the 14th Indiana he served in Virginia, seeing action at Cheat, Shenandoah and Antietam, and was promoted Captain in May 1862. In October 1862, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel in the 97th Indiana and to Colonel in command the following month. He served at Memphis, took part in the siege of Vicksburg, the Tullahoma Campaign, Battle of Chattanooga and the Atlanta Campaign. When General Sherman started the Carolinas Campaign, Catterson was given a brigade in the XV Corps and saw action at Bentonville, North Carolina, the last major engagement of the Civil War. For meritorious service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on May 31, 1865. After the war he did not return to the practice of medicine and became commander of the Arkansas Negro militia under Governor Powell Clayton to fight against the Ku Klux Klan. From 1872 to 1874, he served as Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18126
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Francis Catterson (22 Mar 1835–30 Mar 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18126, citing San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .