Robert T. Love (July 1840-31 May 1862)

Robert T. Love of Fairfax Court House, VA was the son of Thomas R. Love (1806-1891) and his first wife, Ann R. Love (b. ca. 1809). He attended the University of Virginia in sessions 34-35 (1857-1859). Love enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army in June, 1861, as part of Company K, 17th Regiment,Virginia Infantry (“the Bloody Seventeenth”) which recruited from Warren, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Fauquier counties. The 17th Regiment fought in the battles of 1st Manassas (1st Bull Run), Williamsburg, and Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), during which Love was killed in action on 31 May, 1862. He is buried in the Fairfax City Cemetery, Fairfax, VA, and his name appears on the Confederate Monument there.


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  • 1850-1860 U.S. Census. Virginia, in United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009.
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