Robert L. Braswell

Male 1847 - 1920  (72 years)


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  • Name Robert L. Braswell  [1
    Born 29 Mar 1847  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jan 1920  [2
    Buried Fort Valley, Houston [Peach], Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Oaklawn Cemetery
    Person ID I1074  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father William Braswell,   d. Bef 1851 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Ann Mims,   b. Between 1820 and 1835, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laura L. Love,   b. 28 Jan 1851, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1890  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1866  Houston, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Susan Braswell,   b. Abt 1868, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Pauline Annie Braswell,   b. Between 1870 and 1875, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1936  (Age ~ 66 years)  [natural]
     3. Henry W. Braswell,   b. 16 Jun 1871, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1915  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     4. Robert S. Braswell,   b. 1 Aug 1873, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1939  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     5. Lilla Elizabeth Braswell,   b. Between 1875 and 1880, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1936  (Age ~ 61 years)  [natural]
     6. William Braswell,   b. Abt 1878, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Edward Worswick Braswell,   b. 5 Oct 1879, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1942  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Mar 1847 - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jun 1866 - Houston, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - Robert L Braswell Civil War Record
      Residence: Houston County, Georgia
      Enlistment Date: 21 April 1864
      Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
      Side Served: Confederacy
      State Served: Georgia
      Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 21 April 1864. Enlisted in Company E, 57th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 21 April 1864.
      Transferred Company E, 57th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 09 April 1865 in Smithfield, NC. Transferred in 1st Confederate Infantry Regiment Georgia on 09 April 1865. Surrendered 1st Confederate Infantry Regiment Georgia on 26 April 1865 in Greensboro, NC.

      - When Robert came home on furlough after the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, the following was noted by his cousin Mariah Kersh:

      "All that were left of Company E, Fifty-seventh Georgia Regiment, in Vicksburg were turned loose like a herd of cattle. They were starved; the poorest, thinnest, dirtiest set of men you ever saw, but how glad we were to have them get beck to Fort Valley alive!" [Source: Hell's Broke Loose in Georgia by Scott Walker]

      - While home on furlough in 1863, Robert learned his grandfather Williamson Mims was dying, possibly of heart failure. On his way to visit him...

      "He dreaded seeing the shriveled body of a man who had once seemed larger than life, and Robert brooded about the future. His grandfather had held the Braswell world together for the boy's life. And although Mims could be overbearing and manipulative, he stacked up next to God in Robert's mind. When his grandfather died, the foundations would shake." [Source: Hell's Broke Loose in Georgia by Scott Walker]

      - Robert's cousin Mariah Austin Kersh told of feasts prepared by the communities for the soldiers home on furlough in 1863:

      "Every farm raised everything to eat -- corn, wheat, sugarcane, groundpeas, hogs, lambs, chickens and turkeys... For coffee we used parched potatoes, rye and wheat, all of which when ground made a very good substitute... When the soldiers got furloughs and came home, you may be sure that everyone tried to do his best for them. Parties, picnics and candy pullings were arranged. Our refreshments were walnuts, parched groundpeas, popcorn, sugarcane, gingercakes and beer. No wedding feast was ever more enjoyed." [Source: Hell's Broke Loose in Georgia by Scott Walker]

      - In December 1864, Robert was evacuated from his regiment in Tupelo, Mississippi to a military hospital in Meridian, Mississippi due to sickness. [Source: HELL'S BROKE LOOSE IN GEORGIA by Scott Walker]

  • Sources 
    1. [S235] Marriage Records of Houston County, Georgia.
      Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. . Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.

    2. [S200] Hell's Broke Loose in Georgia.
      by Scott Walker