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Hanley Hooper Padgett Robb Watkins

Obituary of Joseph H. Robb, Greenville, Mississippi.

Joseph H. Robb crossed over the river of death to answer "Present" to the roll call of Confederate soldiers.

He was born March 27, 1842, in Washington County, Miss., and was educated at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky. In October, 1862, he enlisted in Company D, 2d Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A., then commanded by Col. (afterwards Gen.) John H. Morgan. He was in the Indiana-Ohio raid, was captured with what remained of General Morgan's command, and was held at Camp Douglas for eighteen months. He was exchanged and rejoined his old regiment. In May 1865, he surrendered at Washington, Ga.

Returning to his old Mississippi home, he was a planter until 1887, when he moved to Greenville, where he died on October 24, 1919. He served his county as deputy sheriff, assessor, notary public, and was postmaster at Greenville for one full temr and was on his second at the time of his death. He was Adjutant of W. A. Percy Camp of Confederate Veterans from its organization and for many years kept up the dues of indigent members.

One more tribute to this brave, good man. From 1866 to 1875 the whole South was afflicted with carpetbag government. Comrade Robb bore his share in driving them out in 1875. He responded to every call made upon him by his country as a soldier and an officer of the county and of the Federal government. Peace to his ashes!

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, February, 1920.

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