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Memorial to 26 year old Edinburgh born Colonel Robert A. Smith member of the Confederate States Army, 10th Mississippi Infantry Regiment who fought in the American Civil War and fell mortaly wounded at the Battle of Mumfordsville, Kentucky, September 14th 1862. 

He joined the Confederate Army at the outbreak of the American Civil War and was elected Colonel of the 10th Mississippi Regiment in 1861 after the first Colonel died unexpectedly.  The memorial depicted is located in Victorian Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland.  His remains are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi.  The memorial reads:

‘Colonel Robert A. Smith of the 10th Mississippi regiment Confederate State Army, a native of Edinburgh who fell mortally wounded at the Battle of Mumfordsville, Kentucky, September 14th 1862 whilst gallant leading in the charge of Fort Craig.  Age 26’

From: Memory of the Green on Tumblr

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