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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Washington Murray

(1838 - 1930)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 21 year old farmer on his father's place in Guadalupe County. He enlisted as a Private in Company F, 4th Texas Infantry on 11 July 1861 at Camp Clark in Guadalupe County.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action on South Mountain on 14 September and was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in hospitals in Richmond, VA by 18 October but was sent back to his Company on 24 November 1862. He was appointed 4th Corporal by March 1864 and was badly wounded in the right leg in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864 and his leg was amputated in the lower third of his thigh the same day. He was in Charlottesville and Richmond, VA hospitals, put in for an artificial limb in August, and was retired from active service on 1 October 1864. He was afterward assigned to the Invalid Corps, PACS for duty with the Commandant of the post at San Antonio, TX.

After the War

In 1880 he was a boot and shoe maker living not far from his father in La Vernia, Wilson County, TX and he was farming there in 1900. He was retired by 1910 and living in San Antonio - on Compton Avenue in 1920.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Censuss for 1860-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

One of 4 brothers, 3 of whom were in Company F and at Sharpsburg.

He married Margaret Frances James (1845-1924) in October 1866 in La Vernia, TX and they had 8 children.


03/19/1838 in NC


03/31/1938; San Antonio, TX; burial in Mission Burial Park, San Antonio, TX


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 157 - 158  [AotW citation 1810]

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 26681]