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Robert Burton Stroud

Robert Burton Stroud died while serving in the Confederate Army.

His family had moved from North Carolina to Murray County, Georgia, in the mid 1830s, among the first settlers into the newly formed county. They appear on the 1840 Census living in Murray. That Census only recorded the name of the head of each household–not the individual family members.

The 1850 Census was the first to list all members of each family. This Census shows the family as:

    John Stroud, age 40, born in NC;

    Delila Stroud, age 34, born in NC;

    Mira M. Stroud, age 18, born in NC;

    Sarah M. Stroud, age 17, born in NC;

    Annis L. Stroud, age 15, born in NC;

    Margaret A. Stroud, age 13, born in GA;

    Robert B. Stroud, age 11, born in GA;

    Loas C. Stroud, age 9, born in GA;

    Calvin M. Stroud, age 7, born in GA;

    Martha P. Stroud, age 5, born in GA;

    Rebecca D. Stroud, age 3, born in GA.

John Stroud married Delilah Dilly Bright, August 23, 1832, in Burke County, North Carolina. From the above listing it appears that the family probably came to Murray County around 1836.

Family records indicate that John Stroud (1807-1898) was the son of Peter Stroud (1764-1834) and Margaret (Curtis) Stroud (1767-1855).

Those records also have some of the death dates for other family members: Delilah (1815-1879); Annis (1835-1911); Robert (1839-1864); Calvin (1843-1921); Rebecca (1848-1856); John W. (1851-1912); and Mary Jane (born1855 but no death date)

Robert B. Stroud, listed by the military as R. Burton Stroud, enlisted as a Private in Company E, 10th Regiment Georgia State Troops, December 16, 1862. He was mustered out May 1862. He then enlisted as a Private in Company D, 22nd Ga. Infantry, May 11, 2862.

Stroud's unit engaged in fighting in Virginia at Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, and Bull Run. They participated in the bloodiest battle of the war at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. The unit also fought at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, then at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Later fighting in Virginia included Manassas, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Jerrico Ford, Richmond, and Deep Bottom, then Petersburg.

Robert Burton Stroud was wounded at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. A year later he was killed in fighting at Petersburg Virginia, July, 1864.


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