Private Robert B. Green
(?? - ??)
South Carolina Holcombe's Legion
Company K


      Military Record:

        Robert enlisted in Holcombe's Legion as one of the very first to join the Cause for Southern Independence. From the presentation of their flag by Mrs. Lucy Holcombe Pickens:

          I remember with pride that your commander, Colonel Stevens, had charge of that heroic battery which threw its steady and victorious fire into the arrogant "Star of the West" , and thus early in the war established a claim to Carolina's grateful remembrance. While I give into your honorable keeping the spotless escutcheon of your State, I look with eager confidence toward that future, when your heroism shall achieve for it a new lustre and renown.

          I feel assured that the noble motto inscribed on this banner, "It is for the brave to die, but not to surrender" - is but the expression of the spirit which animates the breast of every soldier in your midst. Patriotism ranks with us, as with the ancients, first among virtues, and life is only worth keeping that we may perform the duties belonging to it.

          Death comes but once to all,
          Then how can man die better,
          Than facing fearful odds
          For the ashes of his fathers,
          And the temple of his gods."

        Robert indeed showed his heroism and Holcombe's legion achieved a lustre and renown which was matched by very few who served. His unit served in South Carolina, in the West, and also in Virginia. They were engaged in the following battles:

          Expedition to Edisto Island SC (22 - 25 JAN 1862)
          Edisto Island SC (29 MAR 1862)
          Rappahannock Station VA (23 AUG 1862)
          2nd Manassas VA (28 - 30 AUG 1862)
          South Mountain VA (14 SEP 1862)
          Sharpsburg VA (17 SEP 1862)
          Jackson Siege MS (JUL 1863)
          Charleston Harbor (AUG - SEP 1863)
          Stony Creek Station (7 MAY 1864)
          Nottoway Bridge (8 MAY 1864)
          Jarratt's Station (8 MAY 1864)
          Bermuda Hundred (17 MAY - 16 JUN 1864)
          Petersburg Siege VA (JUN 1864 - APR 1865)
          The Crater (30 JUL 1864)
          Ft. Stedman (25 MAR 1865)
          Five Forks VA (1 APR 1865)
          Appomattox Court House VA (9 APR 1865)


        Robert was from the old Ellington, Jackson area of Barnwell county. He was the son of James Green of Barnwell District, a Revolutionary War Soldier and Elisabeth Dicks of Beach Island. His brother, William F. Green, also served in the Confederacy, in Company G of the 2nd South Carolina Artillery. Robert is buried in the Green Pond Cemetery in Jackson, SC.

        Robert B. Green was the great great great uncle of Compatriot Rick Bernardi.

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SOURCE: Chapman - History of Edgefield County.
Crute - Units of the Confederate State Army.