Robert H. Bassett(1836 - 1870)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Texas Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He is listed on the 1860 Grimes County census in Anderson P.O. at age 24, born in Louisiana, occupation bookkeeper. He enlisted 19 July 1861 in Company G of the 4th Texas Infantry at Harrisburg, Texas. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in September 1861 and appointed Adjutant 2 October. He was on recruiting duty in Texas February - April 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Captain to date from 29 June 1862 (but listed as Lieutenant in Maryland). He was wounded in action at Chickamauga on 19 September 1863. He was discharged on disability and returned to Texas on 25 June 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1, with lifedates from his gravestite on Findagrave. Further roster data from Grimes County researchers on USGenWeb.
|Birth Date: 03/16/1836 Place of Birth: Natchitoches Parish, LA |
Death Date: 04/05/1870 Burial Place: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Anderson, TX
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 159 - 161 [AotW citation 1828]
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