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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

Arthur Ferris Robbins

(1838 - 1902)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled for Confederate service as brevet 2nd Lieutenant of the Gulf City Guards, which became Company B, 3rd Alabama Infantry, in April 1861, and was elected First Lieutenant on the reorganization of May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated in a hospital in Richmond, VA and given a furlough to recover. He was promoted to Captain after Captain Simpson resigned in January 1863 and returned to duty on 29 June 1863.

After the War

He was partner in a private bank in Austin, Texas by 1870.

References & notes

His service from the Alabama Archives,1 with details from additional research by artist and author of an upcoming novel of the Third Alabama, Booth Malone [his 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment blog]. Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as Arthur Farris Robbins. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Alice Hasledon (b. 1860) in February 1887 and they had a son, Russell (1889-1950).

Birth

03/06/1838; Hartford, CT

Death

06/13/1902; Austin, TX; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, TX

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=171394  [AotW citation 25973]