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Confederate (CSA)

Lieutenant

Robert Grant

(1835 - 1865)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Pulaski (GA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

He was a lawyer, clerk of the State Senate, and a bookkeeper, and lived in Savannah and Milledgeville. He enlisted as Private, Company B, 8th Georgia Infantry on 21 May 1861. He was appointed Lieutenant, CSA on 18 September 1861, and assigned as acting Assistant Adjutant General (AAAG) to General Toombs. On 25 July 1862 he was assigned to Read's Battery.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was transferred as Acting Adjutant and Inspector General to General Mercer on 25 November, and promoted Captain on 15 August 1863. He was on General H.R. Jackson's staff 1864-65 and surrendered on 26 April 1865 at Greensboro, NC.

After the War

He died of apoplexy (a cerebral hemorrhage or stroke) less than four months later.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

1835; Savannah, GA

Death

08/14/1865 Savannah, GA; burial in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, GA

Notes

1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 141  [AotW citation 17549]