He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry Volunteers on the November 19, 1861 at Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky. He was reported present on the Muster Roll from his enlistment to August 31, 1862. On the December 31, 1862 Muster Roll he was reported absent sick in Johnson County, Kentucky, then present on the Muster Rolls through December 31, 1864. Robert mustered out as a Private with HCP Company on January 31, 1865.
On November 18, 1862 Robert married Fannie Francis Lemasters in Johnson County, Kentucky. Robert and Fannie were the parents of twelve children: Anna, Charles Lewis, Sarah, Ellen, Ulysses Grant, Mary Alice, Malinda F., Sherman, Elizabeth, James Garfield, Francis S., and Julia B. Young.
His several places of residence since leaving the service had been reported as about two years in Johnson County, Kentucky and the balance of the time in Lawrence County.
Robert states in his pension application that at one point "we were left in the hands of the enemy and made our escape by taking to the woods and remained in the woods about 18 days and knights. I reached home and tuck relaps from exposure which settled on my lungs and then used Paton medison until I got some relief and then rejoined my command and then was treated by Dr. Yates then after discharge from the US Service was treated by Dr. Whitt. I am now total disabled for any labor at all."
Robert died August 6, 1917 in Boyd County, Kentucky and is buried in the Hannah Cemetery at Nelson Branch in Lawrence County.--Imogene Weisner (G-Granddaughter), email@example.com
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