Capt. Robert Anderson Bright, (CSA)

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Capt. Robert Anderson Bright, (CSA)

Birthplace: Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Death: March 17, 1904 (64)
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Nannie Bright and Nannie Bright
Father of Robert Southall Bright; John Munford Bright; Alexander Macauley Bright and Robert Southall Bright

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About Capt. Robert Anderson Bright, (CSA)

Robert Anderson Bright was born in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was the son of Samuel Francis Bright (b. 5 Jan. 1803) and his second wife, Elianna Maria Jerdone Southall (b. 6 Apr. or 20 May 1811-d.Sep. 1839). Robert Bright was educated at Fords and Pryors schools in Williamsburg, the Rev. Pike Powers school in Staunton, and William & Mary College in 1854-1855, before attending the University of Virginia in session 34 (1857-1858). (Bright)

Bright was in service for the entire Civil War, having enlisted in May 1861 in the Peninsula Light Artillery, originally part of the 32nd Light Infantry, Virginia. He attained the rank of captain under Gen. George Pickett, and surrendered with him at Appomattox. (Boelt)

He married Annie “Nannie” Munford (d. 1881) about 1871. They had five children, two of whom died as infants. The surviving children were Robert Southall, Nannie M., and Alexander M. Bright. (U.S. Census)

Bright was a planter and farmer all his life. He served on the Alumni Association Board of the College of William & Mary for several years—in fact, the original portion of the Alumni House is the Bright House, built about 1860—and was active in the Virginia Confederate Veterans organizations. Bright died of pneumonia in 1904, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Williamsburg.

Bright, Robert A. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery SIDE: Confederacy COMPANY: G SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Brevet Second Lieutenant SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Third Lieutenant ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M382 ROLL 7 PLAQUE NUMBER: NOTES: General Note - 2 Virginia Artillery Name Note - 32 Va. Inf.

Bright, Robert A. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 32nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry SIDE: Confederacy COMPANY: I SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Third Lieutenant SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Second Lieutenant ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M382 ROLL 7 PLAQUE NUMBER: NOTES: General Note - 1 Co. I Name Note - 1 Va. Art.

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Capt. Robert Anderson Bright, (CSA)'s Timeline

March 23, 1839
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
November 16, 1873
April 12, 1879
March 17, 1904
Age 64
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States