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Jerome B. Robertson

Date of Birth:      March 14, 1815
Hometown:         Woodford County, KY
Education:           Transylvania University, 1835
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     January 7, 1891
Place of Death:    Waco, TX
Buried At:            Waco, TX

Major Battles:        Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Antietam Campaign, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Robertson, nicknamed, "Polly," would graduate from Transylvania University, in 1835.  He would be left, in poverty, at an early age, when his father died.  After his graduation, he would move to Texas, and participate in the Texas Army of the Republic, before he settled down to a career, as a physician.  He would serve in both legislative houses, in Texas, and would be a delegate at their secession convention.  Robertson entered the Confederate Army, as a captain, in the 5th Texas Infantry, being promoted lieutenant colonel in November, 1861.  During the Peninsula Campaign, he would be promoted colonel, and later the same year, in November 1862, he would be promoted brigadier general.  He would be wounded, leading his regiment, at Second Manassas, and again, on the second day of Gettysburg, where he led the Texas Brigade near the Devil's Den.  Robertson would fight at Chickamauga, and at Knoxville, as part of James :Longstreet's detached 1st Corps, after which time, he would transfer back to Texas, to assume command of the Texas reserve corps.  After the war, Robertson would practice medicine, and move to Waco, to pursue a railroad career.

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