Valley of the Shadow

From Compiled Military Service Records at National Archives

Personal Information

Name: Robert P. McFarland
Birthplace: Augusta Co.
Date of Birth: January 1, 1839
Physical Description: --
Prewar Life: Farmer Augusta Co.

Enlistment Records

Date of Enlistment: July 16, 1861
Place of Enlistment: Staunton
Age at Enlistment: --
Occupation at Enlistment: Farmer
Conscript Or Substitute: --

Service Information

Rank: 1st Sgt.
Company: I
Transfer Company: --
Regiment: 52nd Va. Inf.

Military Service Record

Promotions: Reelected 1st Sgt. 05-01-1862; elected 2nd Lt. 03-15-1863
Transfers and Other Services: 1st Lt. Co. E Mint Springs 93rd Va. Militia
Muster Sheet: Absent sick 12-15-1861 to 10-31-1862; present 01-00-1863 to 04-00-1863; present 04-30-1863 to 12-00-1863
Captured: --
Missing in Action: --
Prison: --
AWOL (Absent without Leave): --
Deserted: --
Discharge: --
Paroled: --
Notes: --

Casualty Information

Killed in Action: May 30, 1864; Bethesda Church; Age 25
Wounded in Action: --
Died of Disease: --
Died of Wounds: --
Hospital: --

Other Information

Personal Life: --
Postwar Life: --
Date of Death: May 30, 1864
Place of Death: Bethesda Church age 25
Burial Place: Body found covered by earth by Dr. Samuel B. Morrison 06-06-64; reburied and grave marked; removed 06-00-66 to Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Middlebrook
Cause Of Death: Killed in battle
Epitaph: A brave, Christian soldier
Dwelling # (1860 Census): --
Family # (1860 Census): --