Adjutant Robert B. Hurt, Jr., 55th TN is buried in Tennessee Section 51, plot #2.

Adjutant Robert B. Hurt, Jr., 55th TN is buried in Tennessee Section 51, plot #2.

Robert B. Hurt, Jr., 55th TN was killed at Franklin.

According to military records, Hurt enlisted when he was eighteen years old, as a private in the 6th TN Infantry, Company H (Southern Guards), in Jackson, TN, in May 1861.

In October 1863 Hurt became an adjutant for the 46th/55th TN Infantry at Mobile, Alabama. His regiment joined Quarles Brigade in the defense of Atlanta. He somehow managed to escape the disaster at Ezra hurch his regiment saw, however, he would not be so lucky at Franklin (30 November 1864).

The commanding officer of the 55th TN – Maj. Joseph E. McDonald – also went down with Hurt.

Source for picture: Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War, McCaslin, 2007: p. 240.

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