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

1841 

  • Robert Capell was born to Eli and Margaret Capell in Amite County, MS.

1850 

  • October 12:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Amite County, MS showed 9 year old Robert living with his parents and siblings. His father Eli, was a prosperous farmer and owned 56 slaves.

1860

  • June 27: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Amite County, MS showed 19 year old Robert living with his parents and siblings. Eli was quite successful. He was listed as a planter and he owned 85 slaves.
  • July 2: Robert attended La Grange college.

1862 

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

1863 

  • March to 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 was buried in the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Section 46, Grave 374.