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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Gerold

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 24 year old sailor from New Orleans, he enlisted on 10 May 1861 in New Orleans and mustered as a Private in Company B, 5th Louisiana Infantry at Camp Moore on 4 June 1861. He was elected Junior 2nd Lieutenant on 16 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

His service information from Booth1 and his Compiled Military Service Records,2 online from fold3. His death at Sharpsburg also seen on a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862, as Robt Gerrald.


c. 1837 in LA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 7  [AotW citation 10694]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29738]