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Confederate Brig. Gen. B.H. Robertson and the 1863 Gettysburg campaign
Beverly Holcombe Robertson was a military commander around whose Civil War
career controversy always seemed to swirl. Robertson was born June 5, 1827, to Dr.
William H. and Martha (Holcombe) Robertson at the family plantation, "The Oaks," in
Amelia County, Virginia. With the exception of the fact that he was educated locally,
nothing is known of young Robertson's life during the period between his birth and his
appointment as a cadet to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Based upon his later performance at lithe Point," it can be assumed that this education was solid.