Historical Rosters Database
Robert M. McKinneyRoster ID 506
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1856|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Robert M. McKinney, Class of 1856: Genealogy: Born- Feb. 12, 1835 in Lynchburg, Va. Father- Thomas M. McKinney. No information about mother or grandparents. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 23, 1852; Graduated July 4, 1856, standing 12 in a class of 33. Careers: Commandant and Professor of French in the North Carolina Military Academy; Started am all male school in Lynchburg in 1860. Civil War Record: Helped train troops in Raleigh, NC; Appointed Captain of Co. A 6th NC Regiment May 24, 1861; Ekected Col of 15th NC Regiment June 24, 1861; Assigned to command at Ship Point Oct, 1861; On furlough Jan. 1862; Killed in action while entrenched at the head of Warwick River at Lee's Farm near Yorktown, Va. Died- April 16, 1862, see above.|