Robert enlisted in the Confederate States Army on 15 September 1862 at Decatur, Alabama. He was mustered as a 1st Sergeant in Company D, 9th (Malone's) Alabama Cavalry. On 20 July 1864 he was captured near Atlanta, Georgia and received at Camp Chase Prison in Columbus, Ohio on 1 August 1864. He died while a prisoner of war at Camp Chase on 27 March 1865 of pneumonia and buried in grave #1764.
NOTE: regiment number on headstone is incorrect.
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