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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Robert Stanard Chew, Jr.

(1828 - 1886)

Home State: Virginia

Education: University of Virginia, Jefferson Medical College

Command Billet: Regimental Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He practiced medicine in Martinsburg, VA for a year after graduation from Jefferson in 1849, but left the profession to become a clerk in a bank in Fredericksburg. Elected Captain of the Fredericksburg Grays in 1860. Enrolled as Company B, 30th Virginia Infantry and was elected Captain 16 April 1862. Elected Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment on 19 April.

On the Campaign

He is listed in command of the Regiment at Sharpsburg, and was wounded there on the 17th.1

The rest of the War

By February 1865, and through War's end at Appomattox, he was Colonel (to date from 5 November 1864) and in command of the 30th Virginia Infantry.2 He commanded Corse's Brigade in late 1863 and early 1864. He was paroled at Appomattox Courthouse, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He was in business in Memphis, TN to 1870, then was Clerk of the Corporate Court in Fredericksburg, VA until his death.

References & notes

Service data from Confederate Colonels3. Burial information from his gravesite on Findagrave. Personal information from a sketch in Memorials of Old Virginia Clerks (1888). Jonathan Letterman, Director of Medicine of the Army of the Potomac was a Jefferson Medical College Classmate ('49).


10/03/1828; Fredericksburg, VA


08/17/1886; Fredericksburg, VA; burial in Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA


1   US National Park Service, and Stephanie Gray and Keith Snyder, webmasters, Antietam National Battlefield, Published c. 1998, first accessed 01 January 1998, <>, Source page: /Longstreet_W2.htm  [AotW citation 217]

2   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Vol. 46/Part 1 (Ser #95), pp. 1268  [AotW citation 218]

3   Allardice, Bruce S., Confederate Colonels, Columbia (Mo): University of Missouri Press, 2008, pg. 97  [AotW citation 14223]