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LTC Robert Augustus Alston

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LTC Robert Augustus Alston

Birth
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Death 11 Mar 1879 (aged 46)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 7979183 View Source
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Alston was a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives. On March 11, 1879, Ed Cox entered the Georgia State Capital building, intent on killing Col. Alston over a business disagreement. Knowing his life was in danger, Alson was given a pistol by a friend for protection. When Cox drew his weapon, they both began firing at each other. Alston was mortally wounded.

Ref: Georgia Division - United Daughters of the Confederacy, Roster of
Confederate Graves, Volume IX - Third Supplemental Volume, Georgia & Other States - (2004), Dekalb County, Georgia - Decatur Cemetery

Robert Augusta Alston, Col - [3] 2nd KY Cavalry (Col. Morgan's) 1832-
11 Mar 1879 - Page 9-49

[3] Surgeon. Death date also reported as 07 May 1879. Wife: Mary Charlotte Magill. - Page 9-52


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