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Robinson Gaston Freeman
2 March 1836 - 22 April 1863
Rutherford Co NC            Tullahoma TN
"Robinson Gaston Freeman was a farmer. He was five feet ten inches tall. At the age of twenty six on
May 7, 1862, he joined the service and was a member of the
60 Reg't North Carolina Infantry. He died
of typhoid fever April 22, 1863, in Tullahoma, Tennessee and is buried in the National Cemetery, Camp
Martin, Greenville, Tennessee."

- Georgia Marian Marshbanks Jamerson, HOBC, Vol I, p. 207.

Robinson (or Robertson, or Roberson, depending on source) Gaston Freeman was listed in Civil War
records as follows:

Occupation, Farmer; Age at enlistment, 26; Enlistment date, 5 Jul 1862; Rank at enlistment, Sergeant;
Place, Buncombe County; Survived the war? No.
Service record (quoted exactly, including obvious errors/omission): "Commissioned an officer in.
Enlisted in on 07 May 1862. Promoted to Full Priv on 01 Jan 1863. Mustered out on 22 Apr 1863 at
Tullahoma, TN."

Sources: Ancestry.com's North Carolina Troops 1861-1865, A Roster
     Ancestry.com's Bradley Family tree;
     NC Death Certificate, Lula Ann Hopson, 1929
Coverage of action at Tullahoma, Tenn.,
in the March 30, 1863,
Boston Evening

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