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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Coleman

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 9th Virginia Cavalry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted 24 October 1861 in Company K, 9th Virginia Cavalry.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Boonsboro, MD on 15 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 19 October 1862. He was absent without leave in July and August 1863, but returned and was promoted to Corporal on 1 April 1864. He deserted on 7 March 1865, took the oath of allegiance, and was furnished transportation to Maryland.

References & notes

Basic information from Krick1. 2 letters from Coleman, including one dated 7 March 1865, discussing "desertion, the Petersburg Assault and the lack of supplies for Confederate soldiers" are among the Coleman-Griggs family papers at the Library of the University of Virginia.


1   Krick, Robert K., 9th Virginia Cavalry, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1982, Roster  [AotW citation 14996]