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Robert Carnes

Robert served his County in Co H, 9th Iowa Infantry
He fought at the battles of
Seige of Vicksburg, July 13-14-15-16-and 17, 1863
Brandon July 21, 1863
Killed in the Battle of Resaca May 15, 1863
Shot through the head

Robert Carnes, Veteran, reenlists and volunteers at Woodville, Ala, January 30, 1864. By Capt Alomo Abernathy. He served in the 9th Iowa Infantry. Robert had originally enlisted on August 20, 1861 at Decorah, IA.

Robert receives honor certificate by O M Bliss, Captain of the 9th Regiment

Company Descriptive Book, September 22, 1861 ... gives physical description and enlistment remarks.

Muster Rolls

Robert Carnes, gave his life for his country on May 15, 1864 at the Fighting of Resaca, GA. This battle is considered to be possibly one of the bloodier battles of the Atlanta Campaign, with approximately 6,100 casualties: 3,500 Union and 2,600 Confederate.

Final Statement of Robert Carnes, 9th Reg't of Iowa Vet Vol Infantry ... August 23, 1864

Family Lineage
Information provided from: 
Karen Carnes Megerle
Brother's who also served: James & John.