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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Cornelius Robinson

(1836 - 1891)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was appointed First Lieutenant on 15 April 1861 but resigned 20 September. He was commissioned Captain of the new Company H, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 1 May 1862. He was wounded at the Seven Days battles in Virginia in June.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He temporarily commanded the regiment in May 1864, and was absent, sick in November and December of that year. He was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1965.

After the War

By 1880 he was working in a cotton warehouse in Montgomery, AL.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His command on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. His 1864 service from Alfred C. Young's The Complete Roster and Service Records of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during the Overland Campaign (2019). Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Julia Tucker Reese (1838-1911) in November 1856.

He's seen in some records as Cornelius B. Robinson, and also as Cornelius Robinson, Jr, but his father's name was William.

Birth

01/17/1836; Lowndesboro, AL

Death

11/04/1891; Montgomery, AL; burial in Oakview Cemetery, Lowndesboro, AL

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=173235, etc.  [AotW citation 25596]