Robert B. Meads
4th Maryland Volunteer Infantry
Captain Robert B. Meads was determined that the Union would survive. Twice he was wounded. Once he was mustered out of the army because of his injury, but he immediately reenlisted. He served in the 4th Maryland Volunteer Infantry which fought in many battles including The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Laurel Hill, White Oak Road, and Petersburg. His unit lined the road at Appomattox and gave honor to the men of the Army of Northern Virginia as they came to lay down their arms and battle flags. His son, Charles, served in the Navy during the last years of the Civil War as a 3rd class boy.
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