Robb Hall at Stewart College, Clarksville, Tennessee (later Rhodes College

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Legacies Classification
Memorial Structure
Memorial Type
Named Building
Memorial Context
Memorialized Subject
Alfred A. Robb
Title
Robb Hall at Stewart College, Clarksville, Tennessee (later Rhodes College
Background and Context
Alfred A. Robb was a founding board member of Stewart College in Clarksville, Tennessee (later Southwestern Presbyterian University, later Southwestern at Memphis, later Rhodes College). The first dormitory on the Clarksville campus was dedicated in his name, as he had donated the land on which it was built.

Robb served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions of 1860 at Charleston and Baltimore and enlisted in the Confederate Army in November 1861, joining Company A, 49th Tennessee Infantry. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of his regiment in late 1861, was wounded at the Battle of Fort Donelson, and died shortly thereafter.

During the Civil War, Robb Hall was utilized as a hospital for wounded Union soldiers, who occupied it after the fall of Fort Donelson.

Date created, installed or dedicated
1859
Funded by
Stewart College
Campus Location
Stewart College; Clarksville, Tennessee
Location: Institution, City, State

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