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 (1822-02-08)February 8, 1822
Loudoun County, Virginia, U.S.
Died September 3, 1863(1863-09-03) (aged 41)
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


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.


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