Robb, Alfred A.

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Name
Robb, Alfred A.
One-line bio
Lt Colonel Alfred A. Robb was a founding member of the Board of Trustees of Stewart College (later Southwestern Presbyterian University, later Southwestern at Memphis, later Rhodes College) and enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861.
Biography
Alfred A. Robb (1818-1862) was a founding member of the Board of Trustees of Stewart College (later Southwestern Presbyterian University, later Southwestern at Memphis, later Rhodes College).

Shortly after the Civil War broke out, Robb encouraged Stewart College students to enlist in the Confederate Army. After enlisting himself, Robb was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before being wounded at the battle at Fort Donelson and dying shortly thereafter.

Robb’s legacy on the campus of Rhodes college is recognized today in the dormitory that bears his name, Robb Hall, which was built in 1925.
Date of Birth
4 November 1818
Date of Death
17 February 1862
Related Organization(s)
Confederate Army
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