Rev Patrick Gibson Robert

Rev Patrick Gibson Robert

Birth
Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Death 1904 (aged 76–77)
St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 220, Lot 4631
Memorial ID 23364 · View Source
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Born in Richmond, Virginia, Reverend Robert was educated at the Richmond Academy and later graduated from the Episcopal Theological Seminary. When the war for Southern Independence began, he was rector of Christ Church in Smithfield. Through the efforts of General Leonides Polk (who was a Bishop in the Episcopal Church), Robert was able to secure a commission as chaplain for the 2nd Louisiana Infantry. He served with this command until September 1862 when he was transferred to the 34th Heavy Artillery Regiment at Yorktown, Virginia. The 34th was later made an infantry regiment in General Wise's brigade. In 1863 the brigade was transferred to Charlestown, South Carolina, and then to the battles around Petersburg, and finally surrendered at Appomattox. Reverend Robert came under fire in many engagements including Yorktown, Malvern Hill, Second Manassas, the Crater and Hatcher's Run. After the war he moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1869 he moved to St. Louis where he became rector of the Parish of the Holy Communion. He was also an active member of Camp 731 United Confederate Veterans of Missouri. His wife founded the Margaret McLure Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in St. Louis and was president of the chapter for thirteen years. His son, Edward Scott Robert, married Elisabeth Madill, a Titanic survivor.

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  • Added: 24 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23364
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Patrick Gibson Robert (16 Dec 1827–1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23364, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .