Robert D. Hunt

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R. B. Hunt
June 16, 1899
Aged 71 yrs.
Co. E 21 Tex. Cav.
Full Name: Robert D. Hunt
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 2 (D)
Row:R  Number:39
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1838 
Died: June 18, 1899 
Burial Date:  
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Mississippi 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1849 
Residence: Sweet Home, Texas 
Admitted To Home: April 27, 1899 
Religion: Methodist 
Division: Walker's 
Brigade: Carter's 
Regiment: 21st Cav. 

HUNT, ROBERT D. (1838~1899) Robert D. Hunt was born in Mississippi in 1838. He moved to Texas in 1849 and joined Company E, 21st Texas Cavalry, Carter's Regiment, Walker's Division when the Civil War started. The 21st Texas Cavalry was referred to as the 1st Texas Lancer and saw action primarily in Louisiana.

Following the War, Robert Hunt worked as a farmer and lived in Sweet Home, Texas, which is located between Yoakum and Hallettsville. Mr. Hunt was married twice. He was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on April 27, 1899. Robert D. Hunt died on June 18, 1899 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.

Information taken from Confederate Home Roster records; and information provided by Samantha Vinton.

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