CALHOUN, ROBERT H. (1836 ~ 1930). Confederate veteran Robert H. Calhoun was born in Georgia in 1836. Calhoun worked as a teacher before the Civil War and joined the Confederate Army at the age of 25.
He served in the 2nd Georgia Battalion, Wright's Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia. The 2nd Georgia battalion served in some of the most well-known battles of the Civil War: Gettysburg, Bull Run, Antietam, the Wilderness Campaign and the Spotsylvania Campaign.
Calhoun was forced to leave the Confederate Army after taking a gunshot wound in 1863, possibly at the Battle of Gettysburg. According to Confederate Pension records, Calhoun took a job in the Treasury Department of the Confederate States of America for the remainder of the war.
He moved to Texas in 1871 and lived in a suburb of San Antonio until his admittance into the Confederate Men's Home in 1924. Calhoun was married to Annie Calhoun (no record of her original last name - ed) who is buried in the Texas State Cemetery along with her husband. Not much is known about the Calhouns' marriage other than they were married when Robert applied for a Confederate pension in 1899. Calhoun died October 28, 1930 of an unspecified cause. He was interred in the Texas State Cemetery the next day. He was survived by his wife Annie and a daughter Mrs. W.A. McCoy.
Information gathered from Confederate Pension Records and Confederate Home Roster Records.