Robert S. Capell, Corporal, Co. K, 33rd Mississippi Infantry, Confederate

1841 

  • Robert Capell is born to Eli and Margaret Capell in Amite County, Mississippi.

1850 

  • October 12:  The United States Federal Census taken in Amite County, Mississippi shows 9 year old Robert living with his parents and siblings. His father Eli, is a prosperous farmer and owns 56 slaves.

1860

  • June 27: The United States Federal Census taken in Amite County, Mississippi shows 19 year old Robert living with his parents and siblings. Eli is quite successful. He is listed as a planter and he owns 85 slaves.
  • July 2: Robert attended La Grange college.

1862 

  • March 15:  Robert enlisted in the Confederate Army in Amite County, Mississippi.
  • March 15 – August 31:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • May: Robert is given a furlough pass to go home for 10 days.
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll.  Present.

1863 

  • March & April: Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November & December:  Company Muster Roll. Present.

1864

  • July & August:  Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Promoted Aug 15 1864”
  • November 30: Robert was wounded at the Battle of Franklin and died from his wounds. He is buried in the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Section 46, Grave 374.