Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - Robert Forest

Robert McCorkle Forest

Representing: Union

Unit History

  • 46th Missouri Enrolled Militia I

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Robert  Forest
Full Unit History

Organized: 8/64 Springfield, Mo.
Mustered In: Unk.
Mustered Out: 11/64

Regimental History


46th Regiment Infantry was organized at Springfield, MO, August to November, 1864, for six months.

Attached to District of Southwest Missouri Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to May, 1865. SERVICE.--Duty at Springfield, MO, and by detachments in Douglas County, Taney County, at Stockton, Hartsville, Neosho, Cassville, Newtonia and Buffalo until March, 1865, and in District of Middle Tennessee until May, 1865.

Surrender of Paris, MO, October 15, 1864 (Detachment). Operations in Ozark County February 12, 1865 (Co. "H"). Operations about Bennett's Bayou and Tolbert's Mill, Ark., February 16-18, 1865 (Co. "H"). Mustered out March 6 to May 24, 1865.

Soldier History

Residence: Ozark Co., MO   Age: 32 yrs.
Enlisted On: 9/7/64   Rank: Private
Mustered In: Unk.
Discharged: 5/12/65 Springfield, MO.
Highest Rank: Private

Family History


   Robert McCorkle Forrest was born 6-1832 at Salina, IL and by 1855 had migrated to Isabella, Ozark Co. Mo, where in 1855 he married Rachael Copeland. Of that union Susanna (Stone) b/1856, Margaret (Crow) b/1866, Melissa (McShaw) b/1868, Viola b/1873 (McShane) and John R. b/1876 were born.

   Roberts’ first service was noted in his pension records with Capt. Stones Cavalry Co. “A” enlisting on 7/16/61 and discharged 10/18/61.  He is then noted with Phelps Regimental Mo. Volunteers Co. “F” enlisting 11/22/61 but there is no discharge date on file.

   Robert then enlisted with the 46th Mo. Inf. Co. “I” as his final service. He was noted then to be 5’9” fair with blue eyes, light hair and his occupation was farmer. He is noted as disabled from rheumatism of right hip and a wound of right arm in 1890. Robert brought his family to Washington territory by 1888 and remained in Snohomish County until his death on 5/30/06 when he was buried at G.A.R. Cemetery. 


Buried at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Snohomish
Row: 16
Site: 1

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