Robert A. Croxton, Company F, 17th Alabama Infantry

My gggrandfather, Henry Yarbrough and his brother-in-law, Robert A Croxton, both fought in the battle of Franklin for the 17th Alabama.

Robert was mortally wounded and is supposed to be buried there. The book I have on the history of the 17th Alabama says that Henry stayed behind on burial detail. I know I read about this battle in U.S. History, but after reading it now knowing I had a family member die there, really makes it surreal. I cannot imagine what these few hours were like on that day or the aftermath that followed. I am interested in any information or pictures of graves in the Alabama section. Thanks for a wonderful website and tribute to these men.

Submitted by Susan ______


Lt. Robert A. Croxton is buried in section 69, plot 26. Cantey’s Brigade.


Susan: Lt. Robert Allen Croxton, Col. F. 17th Alabama Infantry killed at Franklin and buried in Section 69, Grave 26 of the Alabama Section, McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin, Tn.

He is buried next to Lt. Luther Calvin Fisher, Co. K. 57th Alabama and Pvt. Francis M. Eddins, Co. H, 17th Alabama Inf. May they rest in Peace. Sincerely, Tim Burgess


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1 Response to Robert A. Croxton, Company F, 17th Alabama Infantry

  1. Pingback: Francis M. Eddins, Company H, 17th Alabama lost his life at Franklin | Descendants of the Battle of Franklin

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