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Robert Hugh Gaston



Prairie Bluff, Wilcox County, Alabama, USA  


September 17, 1862

Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland USA

(Battle of Antietam)


Washington Memorial Cemetery


Robert Hugh Gaston, was the third of five sons of Robert Kirkpatrick Gaston. His sister was Mary Priscilla Gaston-Goodman, the wife of Dr. William Jeffries Goodman and mother to Sallie Goodman-LeGrand. Robert was raised in Wilcox County, Alabama until his family moved to Anderson County, Texas in the early 1850's. In 1861, when the Civil War broke-out, he enlisted into the 1st Texas Volunteer Infantry Regiment Company H - Texas Guards. This company was part of General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. He was killed in action, dying on the battlefield. Lieut. Robert H. Gaston was 18 years old at the time of his death.

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