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Robert Lewis BassettRoster ID 2662
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1866|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Robert Lewis Bassett, Class of 1866: Born- 28 September 1844. Matriculated from Old Church. At VMI 3 and a 1/2 months. Military Record: Enlisted 27 May 1861 in Hanover in Company E, 4th Virginia Cavalry. Discharged 9 August 1862 to go to VMI. Enlisted 14 May 1863 at Chaffin's Bluff as Pvt, Capt A.J. Jone's Company, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Pamunkey Artillery). Detailed fall 1863 as a courier for Maj Gen A Elzey. AWOL March 1864. Signed parole at Richmond on 24 April 1865. Post War Career: Farmer, Bookkeeper. Died- 6 November 1889 in Texas.|