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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Frances Willis

(1841 - 1918)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 21, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was hospitalized and furloughed but never returned to his Company. He was discharged 5 August 1863 for disability due to his wound.

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Margaret Ann Cox (1848-1929) in Benton, MS in 1872 and they had 5 children.


11/29/1841; Laurens District, SC


05/05/1918; Robertson, TX; burial in Little Mississippi Cemetery, Franklin, TX