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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Burk Reeves

(1844 - 1941)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A nearly 18 year old farm boy at Double Bridges in Upson County, he enlisted as a Private in Company D, 13th Georgia Infantry on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his thigh in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg and captured at Frederick, MD on 7 October.

The rest of the War

He was sent to Fort McHenry in Baltimore and paroled there in November 1862. He was received at City Point, VA for exchange on 4 December 1862 and discharged for disability from wounds on 14 (or 24) December 1862.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer at Flint, Upson County. In 1920 he was operating a grocery store in Thomaston, GA, but had retired and was living with his daughters Eugenia and Allie there by 1930 and to at least 1940. He died at age 97 in 1941.

References & notes

Service information from Henderson's Roster via Fincham.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1930. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his modern stone has him as Robert Burke Reeves.

He married Mary Elizabeth Harris (1848-1924) in March 1878 and they had 8 children.


03/31/1844; Upson County, GA


11/21/1941; burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Thomaston, GA


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/13th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 7253]