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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Robert L. Donnell

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was in Company B.

On the Campaign

He was mortallly wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died at age 26 in hospital at Chester, PA on 6 November 1862 ...

He was wounded in the battle of Sharpsburg, and fell into the hands of the enemy. He wound seemed for a time to improve, but the surgeons decided at last that amputation was necessary. His leg was taken off in the afternoon and he died the same evening, from exhaustion. His remains were taken charge of by an old friend, residing in Philadelphia, and interred with every mark of respect.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1. Some detail from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. Further detail from Company B roster data posted online by the reenactors of the Guilford Greys. The quote above from his death notice in the Fayetteville Observer of 1 December 1862, transcribed by Myrtle Bridges on NC GenWeb.

Birth

c. 1836

Death

11/06/1862; Chester, PA

Notes

1   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9839]