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Beverly Holcombe Robertson, American soldier.

Background

Robertson, Beverly Holcombe was born on June 5, 1827 in Amelia Company, Virginia, United States. Son of Doctor William Henry and Martha Maria (Holcombe) Robertson.

Education

Appointed to the United States Military Academy from Virginia, 1849. Bvtd. Second lieutenant 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1849. Promoted Second lieutenant, July 25, 1850.

First lieutenant, March 3, 1855. Captain, March 3, 1861. Dismissed August 8, 1861.

Entered C.S.A., and promoted brigadier general, June 3, 1862. Commanded brigade in General Stuart’s cavalry div. in 2d Bull Run. Participated in battle of Gettysburg.

Commanded coast line bet. Charleston and Savannah. Subsequently took part in many engagements until close of war.

Career

Captain, Mar; Engaged in ins.

Connections

Married Virginia Neville Johnston, March 26, 1855 (died 1869).

father:
Doctor William Henry Robertson

mother:
Martha Maria (Holcombe) Robertson

spouse:
Virginia Neville Johnston