Vance, Robert Brank CSA

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VANCE, Robert Brank CSA


Born April 24 1828, Buncombe Cty NC
Died November 28 1899, nr Asheville NC
Pre-War Profession Merchant, farmer, court clerk.
War Service 1861 recruited the Buncombe Life Guards - Capt., incorporated into 29th North Carolina, October 1861Col., East Tennessee, defence of Cumberland Gap, Kentucky invasion, Murfreesboro, March 1863 Brig. Gen., command of a district in North Carolina, captured at Schultz's Mill TN.
Post War Career Politician, US congressman, asst commissioner of patents.
Notes Elder brother of Governor Zebulon Vance.
 
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