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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Robert Singleton Rust

(1842 - 1915)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company B, 4th Texas Infantry on 18 March 1862, and was appointed First Sergeant 24 July.

On the Campaign

He was seriously wounded in action and captured on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort McHenry, MD and exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 10 November 1862. He transferred to Company C, 3rd Arkansas Infantry in 1863 and was appointed commissary sergeant on 1 August 1863. He was paroled at Appomattox, VA on 12 April 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1, with details from a roster of the 3rd Arkansas Infantry, online from research by Bryan R. Howerton. Life dates from family genealogists. He may also have had service as Private in Company H, 6th Virginia Cavalry (1861?).

Birth

06/30/1842; Fauquier County, VA

Death

11/18/1915; Front Royal, VA; burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Front Royal, VA

Notes

1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 150 - 152  [AotW citation 1695]