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Confederate (CSV)


Robert T. Royston

(c. 1823 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Education: Medical College of Louisiana, Class of 1851

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 38 year old physician in Marion, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 8th Alabama Infantry on 8 May 1861. He was commissioned Assistant Surgeon on 17 June 1861 and Surgeon on 28 September 1861. He was present at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Fraziers Farm, and 2nd Manassas in 1862, acting as Brigade Surgeon for some of that period.

On the Campaign

He was present at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was in all engagements with his Regiment from Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862 to Gettysburg, PA in 1863 (senior brigade medical officer) and through Petersburg, VA in December 1864, at least. He surrendered with his Regiment at Appomattox Courthouse, VA on 9 April 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1. His graduation from the Catalog (1834-1872) of the Medical College of Louisiana.


c. 1823 in AL


Date not known


1   State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15904]