★★★ -Dunovant, Robert Gill Mills

Robert Gill Mills Dunovant:
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Born: May 18, 1821
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Birthplace: Chester County South Carolina
Father: Dr. John Dunovant 1787 – 1855
(Buried: Dunovant Family Burying Ground Chester South Carolina)
Mother: Margaret Sloan Quay 1797 – 1843
(Buried: Dunovant Family Burying Ground Chester South Carolina)
Wife: Ellen Brooks 1829 – 1870
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina)
Children:
Margaret Leslie Dunovant 1851 – 1859
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina)
John Quay Dunovant 1853 – 1854
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina)
Mary Carroll Dunovant 1856 – 1857
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina)
Ellen Butler Dunovant 1857 – 1859
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina)
Robert Lee Dunovant 1862 – 1940
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina)

Education:
Graduated from South Carolina College

Occupation before War:
Medical Doctor in Texas
Planter in Chester and Edgefield South Carolina
Served in Mexican – American War rising to Lt.
1855 – 1861: Adjutant and Inspector General of South Carolina Militia

Civil War Career:
1860: Delegate to South Carolina State Secession Convention
1861: Brigadier General of South Carolina Militia 4th​ Brigade
1861: Brigadier General during the Bombardment of Fort Sumter
1861: Resigned as Brigadier General when troops went in CSA
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 12th​ South Carolina Infantry Regiment
1861: Commander of Fort Beauregard during Battle of Port Royal
1862: Resigned as Colonel in the Confederate Army on April 2nd​
1864 – 1865: South Carolina State Representative

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1898: Planter in Edgefield South Carolina
Author of a Book on the Palmetto Regiment


Died:
May 12, 1898
Place of Death: Edgefield South Carolina
Age at time of Death: 76 years old
Burial Place:
Edgefield Village Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina


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I am surprised he went into politics so early in the war, 1862. It seems his knowledge of the medical department would have served his more humane interests and those of the confederacy much better.
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