|Birth||May 1, 1842|
|Death||Nov. 28, 1936|
|Cemetery||Mount Hope (Beaver City)|
|Post||Freas (Beaver City)|
|Unit||12th Missouri Cavalry, Company F|
Private Robert T. Scott
Company A, 5th Missouri State Militia Cavalry
Company F, 12th Missouri Cavalry
Scott was born on May 1, 1842. Scott served with 2 Missouri Cavalry units during the Civil War. He enlisted at St Joseph, Missouri on February 24, 1862 as a member of Company A of the 5th Missouri State Militia Cavalry. Scott was mustered the next day and served 16 months before being mustered out on June 22, 1863. The regiment was organized at St Joseph in March and April 1862. During Scott’s enlistment, the regiment was assigned to duties in Missouri until February 1863.
Scott re-entered the military as a member of Company F of the 12th Missouri Cavalry. He enlisted at Maryville, Missouri on November 20, 1863. Scott was mustered on December 29, 1863 and served about 27 months with the regiment. He was mustered out on April 9, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The regiment was organized at St Louis between November 3, 1863 and March 23, 1864. The regiment fought at the Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864) and was assigned to the pursuit of General John Bell between December 17 and December 28. The regiment was re-assigned to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. It was sent to Omaha and was part of the Powder River Expedition in the summer of 1865. The unit was engaged in frontier duty until it was mustered out in the spring of 1866.
Scott died on November 28, 1936 at the age of 94 years. He is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Beaver City (Furnas County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Freas Post (#163) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Beaver City.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.