Robert Ludwell Yates Peyton

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Robert Peyton
Confederate States Senator
from Missouri
In office
February 18, 1862 – September 3, 1863
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Waldo Johnson
Personal details
Born (1808-02-27)February 27, 1808
Loudoun County, Virginia, U.S.
Died September 3, 1863(1863-09-03) (aged 55)
Bladon Springs, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Democratic

Robert Ludwell Yates Peyton (February 8, 1822 – September 3, 1863) was an American politician, soldier, and lawyer who served as an officer in the Confederate States Army and then as a member of the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War

Biography[edit]

Peyton was born in Loudoun County, Virginia. He was a member of the Missouri State Senate in 1858.

During the Civil War, he was a delegate from Missouri in the Provisional Confederate Congress and afterwards was elected to the Confederate States Senate. He also served as a colonel in the Confederate army. Peyton died in Bladon Springs, Alabama on September 3, 1863, after catching malaria while defending Vicksburg, Mississippi.

References[edit]

Confederate States Senate
New constituency Confederate States Senator (Class 2) from Missouri
1862–1863
Served alongside: John Clark
Succeeded by
Waldo Johnson