Robert Ludwell Yates Peyton

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Robert Ludwell Yates Peyton
Confederate States Senator
from Missouri
In office
February 18, 1862 – September 3, 1863
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byWaldo P. Johnson
Personal details
Born(1822-02-08)February 8, 1822
Loudoun County, Virginia, U.S.
DiedSeptember 3, 1863(1863-09-03) (aged 41)
Bladon Springs, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationMiami College[1]
University of Virginia[1]
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America
Branch/service Confederate States Army
Years of service1861-1863
RankConfederate States of America Colonel.png Colonel
CommandsFlag of the Missouri State Guard.svg 3rd Cavalry Regiment,
8th Division Missouri State Guard[2]
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Robert Ludwell Yates Peyton (February 8, 1822 – September 3, 1863) was an American politician who served as a Confederate States Senator from Missouri from February 18, 1862 until his death in 1863.


Robert Ludwell Yates Peyton was born in Loudoun County, Virginia. He was a member of the Missouri State Senate in 1858. He was a delegate from Missouri in the Provisional Confederate Congress and afterwards was elected to the Confederate States Senate. He also served as a colonel in the Confederate States Army. He died in Bladon Springs, Alabama on September 3, 1863, after catching malaria while defending Vicksburg, Mississippi.


  1. ^ a b Sloan, Charles W (October 1898). "Robert Ludwell Yates Peyton". The Green Bag. X (10): 413.
  2. ^ The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. New York: James T White & Company. 1897. p. 159.

See also[edit]


Confederate States Senate
New constituency Confederate States Senator (Class 2) from Missouri
Served alongside: John Clark
Succeeded by
Waldo P. Johnson