Lt. Colonel Robert Mackay Stribling

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Robert Mackay Stribling

Born: December 3, 1833
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Birthplace:
Markham, Virginia

Father: Robert M. Stribling 1793 – 1862
(Buried: Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, Virginia)​

Mother: Caroline M. Clarkson Stribling 1800 – 1887
(Buried: Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, Virginia)​

Wives:

Mary Cary Ambler Stribling 1835 – 1868
(Buried: Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, Virginia)​

Agnes Douthat Stribling 1849 – 1938
(Buried: Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, Virginia)​

Children:

Letitia Ambler Stribling 1861 – 1861​
(Buried: Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, Virginia)​
Caroline Stribling 1863 – 1943​
(Buried: Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, Virginia)​
Thomas Ambler Stribling 1866 – 1866​
(Buried: Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, Virginia)​
Robert Cary Stribling 1867 – 1901​
(Buried: Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, Virginia)​
Agnes Harwood Stribling 1877 – 1884​
(Buried: Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, Virginia)​
William C. Stribling 1885 – 1963​
(Buried: Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, Virginia)​

Education:

1854: Graduated from University of Pennsylvania Medical School​

Occupation before War:

1854 – 1861: Medical Doctor in Virginia​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1864: Captain of Fauquier Light Artillery​
1863: Captured at Suffolk, Virginia​
1863: Paroled from Fort Delaware in Delaware
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1864 – 1865: Major of 38th Virginia Battalion​
1865: Lt. Colonel of 38th Virginia Battalion​
Occupation after War:

1865 – 1914: Medical Doctor in Virginia​

Died: March 27, 1914

Place of Death: Markham, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 80 years old

Burial Place: Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, Virginia
 
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As noted, Stribling received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania's Medical Department in 1854. Prior to that he attended the University of Virginia from 1852-1853. After the war he served three terms in the Virginia Legislature.

At Gettysburg, Stribling's battery, with six cannon manned by 90-120 officers and enlisted men, took part in the grand cannonade preceding the Confederate assault on the afternoon of July 3. In April 1898, Stribling recalled that the 1st Virginia infantry of Kemper's brigade passed through his battery on their way to Cemetery Ridge. By that time the battery's ammunition was completely exhausted and an immediate resupply was not possible. In this battle four of his men were wounded (one mortally), with ten horses killed. At least two men were captured on the retreat to Virginia.

(Sources: Students of the University of Virginia, A Semi-centennial Catalogue; Confederate Veteran magazine, vol. 9, 1901, pp. 215-216; The Brooke, Fauquier, Loudoun and Alexandria Artillery, by Michael J. Andrus, Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1990; The Years of Anguish, From Markham to Appomattox with the Fauquier Artillery, by Col. Robert M. Stribling)
 
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