Historical Rosters Database
Robert James WashingtonRoster ID 1044
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1861|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Washington Robert James, Class of 1861: Born- September 16, 1841. Matriculated from Oak Grove, Va. At VMI 1 year. Military Record: Enlisted for 1 year July 10, 1861 at Ashland as Pvt, Company H 9th Va Cavalry. Absent on special duty March-April 1862. To Sgt April 7, 1862. Transferred as Pvt to Company C cJune 1862. Wounded in action (leg) June 28, 1862 near York River Railroad. Absent wounded summer-fall 1862. To 1st Lt and Adjutant October 18, 1862. Signed parole at Ashland April 28, 1865. Post War Career: Farmer. Commonwealth's attorney. Represented King George, Richmond, Westmorland, Northumberland, and Lancaster counties in Va Senate 1891-94. Died: November 7, 1910 at Colonial Beach, Va.|