Robert Fuller Coley(1841 - 1919)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1, which has him as Robert Foster Coley. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 10/23/1841 Place of Birth: near Marion, AL |
Death Date: 12/05/1919 Burial Place: 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, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15892]
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