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R.C. Cannon

R.C. Cannon

Confederate (CSV)

Private

Robert Charles Cannon

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A married 25 year old farmer at Walnut Grove, with Kiker family neighbors on all sides, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 48th Alabama Infantry on 10 May 1862 in Gadsden.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His memorial is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph contributed by Stanley A. Hutson.

He married Mary Polly Kiker (1829-1912) in April 1858 and they had 3 children; twins Russell and Sarah in 1859, and daughter Roberta in June 1863 (?).

Birth

c. 1837; Gordon County, GA

Death

09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD

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=29202  [AotW citation 25790]