Robert HOPKIRK was the sixth child of William HOPKIRK and Jane REDPATH

Robert was born about 1843 in Lockridge, Iowa. Robert never married and has no known issue.
His older brother William also died fighting for the North during the Civil War.

Our thanks goes to Margie Daniels for supplying the details and Carole McCaig for supplying the gravestone photo for Robert Hopkirk.

Hopkirk, Robert. Age 21. Residence Lockridge, Iowa. Enlisted Feb. 3, 1864. Mustered March 7, 1864. Wounded severely June 11, 1864 at Ripley, Mississippi. He was transported to Memphis, Tennessee where he died of wounds on June 28, 1864. Robert is buried in the Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, Section 1, grave 280.
Source: Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion: 1st-9th
By Iowa. Adjutant General's Office 1910

Here is an excerpt from the Coalport Homeguards, by Charles J. Fulton 1923:  

A brother, Robert, born in Iowa, enlisted February 3, 1864-, in Company M, Fourth I. V. C.He was wounded at Ripley, Mississippi, June 11, dying seventeen days later at Memphis, Tennessee. Their father, Wm. Hopkirk, a Scot by birth, was a representative from Jefferson Countyin the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth general assemblies."

He was a Private in the Iowa Company M, 4 1A Calvery. Another source says he was buried in plot A1970.

Below is a picture of the entrance to the cemetery and a picture of Robert's gravestone.


There is also a Memorial Plaque at the entrance to the Lockridge cemetery with the names of those Lockridge lads who died in the Civil War. It includes the names of Robert Hopkirk and his brother William.

This page was last updated on 25 February 2019