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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Fuller Coley

(1841 - 1919)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 21 year old farmer from Morgan Springs, he enlisted in Company A, 8th Alabama Infantry on 8 May 1861. He was present at Yorktown, Seven Pines, and 2nd Manassas in 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Then at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Bristow Station, Wilderness, Bradshaws Farm, Spottsylvania, Hanover Junction, Tottottopotomy, Cold Harbor, White Oak Swamp, Gurleys Farm, Reems Station and the siege of Petersburg. He was wounded at Williamsburg, Gaines Mill, Fraziers Farm, Sharpsburg, and Chancellorsville. Paroled at Lynchburg, VA in April 1865.

After the War

He was living in Phipps, Hale County, AL in 1907.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1, which has him as Robert Foster Coley. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/23/1841; near Marion, AL


12/05/1919; burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Phipps, AL


1   State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15892]