Robert T. Royston(c. 1823 - ?)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
An unmarried 38 year old physician in Marion, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 8th Alabama Infantry on 8 May 1861. He was commissioned Assistant Surgeon on 17 June 1861 and Surgeon on 28 September 1861. He was present at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Fraziers Farm, and 2nd Manassas in 1862, acting as Brigade Surgeon for some of that period.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was present at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was in all engagements with his Regiment from Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862 to Gettysburg, PA in 1863 (senior brigade medical officer) and through Petersburg, VA in December 1864, at least. He surrendered with his Regiment at Appomattox Courthouse, VA on 9 April 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. His graduation from the Catalog (1834-1872) of the Medical College of Louisiana.
|Birth State: AL |
College: Medical College of Louisiana Graduating Year: 1851
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 15904]
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