Historical Rosters Database
Robert Carter Nicholas Jr.Roster ID 1030
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1861|
|Biography & Genealogy:||There are two cadets named Robert Carter Nicholas, Jr. in the Class of 1861; they were cousins. This record: RCN JR. from Buckingham County, VA. Genealogy: Born- Nov. 7, 1838 at Virginia Mills, Buckingham Co. Va. Father- Robert Carter Nicholas of Hanover, Va.; Mother- Orrilla A. Bigelow of Peru, Vermont. Pat. Grandfather- Wilson Carey Nicholas of Hanover, Va. No information about other grandparents. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 24, 1857; Resigned some time before July 1858. Civil War Record- Enlisted July 8, 1861 at Staunton Shop as 1st Lieut. in unit that became Co. D 56th Va. Regiment; Appointed Captain in Commissary Dept. Oct. 2, 1861; Acting Assistant Commissary of Brig. Gen. R.B. Garnett's Brigade Feb. 1863; In hospital in Charlottesville July 26- Aug. 7, 1863 with primary syphilis. In late summer or early fall 1863, became purchasing commissary officer at New Canton; Signed parole at Richmond, April 8, 1865. Careers: Wholesale merchant. Died- July 7, 1881 while on a train en route to White Sulphur Springs, Va.|