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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Houston Curry

(1842 - 1892)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From the Fairfield District, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 12th South Carolina Infantry on 31 August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal, date not given, and was captured at Spotsylvania, VA on 12 May 1864. He was held at Fort Delaware into January 1865 and exchanged at Fortress Monroe on 2 February. He was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

In 1880 he was a farmer in Bossier Parish, LA. He was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives and served one term from 1888 to shortly before his death in 1892.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls.1 His capture and exchange from Kirkland.2 His surrender from the US Park Service's Parole List [pdf]. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married the widow Margaret Aiken Martin Bell (1833-1881) about 1866 and they had 2 daughters. He remarried, Mary "Mollie" Burdett Banks (later Gray, 1862-1958) in January 1889 and they had 3 children.


11/26/1842; near Winnsboro, SC


06/24/1892; Rocky Mount, Bossier Parish, LA; burial in Rocky Mount Cemetery, Rocky Mount, LA


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company F, 12th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24372]