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Robert Gamble CabellRoster ID 1259
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Robert Gamble Cabell, Class of 1867. New Market Cadet. Genealogy: Born- July 16, 1847 in Richmond, Va. Father- Dr. Robert Gamble Cabell; Mother- Margaret Caskie. Pat. Grandfather- Judge William H. Cabell who was once Gov. of Virginia and later President of Court of Appeals. [No information on Pat. Grandmother or Mat. Grandparents]. Siblings- James Caskie Cabell; Henry Landon Cabell; Mrs. Albert C. Richie, mother of the Gov. of Maryland; Mrs. John D. Lottier; Mrs. Boykin Wright [Maiden names of the sisters are unknown and there were two other siblings whose names are unknown]. Married- Anna Harris Branch Children- 1- James Branch Cabell a novelist; 2- Robert Cabell; 3- John Lottier Cabell. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 25, 1863;Served as Private in Co. B of the Corps of Cadets during the Battle of New Market May 15, 1864; Resigned around Feb. 1865; Made Honorary Graduate of Class of 1867 on July 4, 1875. Careers: Physician. Received degree from Medical College of Virginia. Was Supt. of Central Lunatic Asylum at Petersburg, Va. Established the drug firm of Cabell & Chelf in Richmond, Va. Elected Supt. of the City Home of Richmond, Va. and served there until his death. Died- May 7, 1922 at Stuart Circle Hospital in Richmond, Va.|