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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Robert Reeves

(? - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company G, 27th Georgia Infantry, date not known.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the thigh and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 22 October 1862 with a compound fracture of his thigh. He died there of gangrene on 21 May 1863. He was originally buried "on west side of [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. He's not found in the Roster 2 in the 27th Infantry. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His memorial at Mt. Olivet is on Findagrave; his modern stone has his death on 12 October 1862, his original stone looks like 21 May 1863.

There are 7 Reeves/Reaves in the 27th Georgia Roster, none as Robert or with an R initial. All of them can be accounted for in other ways except for Patrick Reeves, who is listed only as killed in battle; so he's a possibility. A scan of other Robert Reeves/Reaves in Confederate service found only one with documented activity in Maryland in 1862 - Robert B. Reeves of the 13th Georgia. He was wounded and held in Frederick, but lived to be 97.

Death

05/21/1863 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4924]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 23662]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #5.280  [AotW citation 23663]