Robert Lewis Dabney
Robert Lewis Dabney, D.D. (Hampden-Sidney College, 1853), LL.D. (do., 1872), Presbyterian (Southern) ; b. in Louisa County, Va., March 5, 1820; after studying in Hampden-Sidney College, Va., to the beginning of senior year, he entered the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, took the whole M.A. course, then the full theological course in Union Theological Seminary, Va., and graduated in 1846; became missionary in Virginia, 1846; pastor of Tinkling-Spring Church, Augusta County, Va., 1847; professor of church history in the Union Theological Seminary, Va., 1853, and of theology in the same institution, 1869; professor of philosophy, mental, moral, and political, in the State University of Texas, Austin, 1883 (his health requiring a milder climate). From 1858 till 1874 he was co-pastor of the Hampden-Sidney College Church. In 1561 he was a chaplain in the Confederate army, with the Virginia troops; in 1862, chief of staff of the Second Corps under Gen. T. J. Jackson. In 1870 he was moderator of the Southern General Assembly. He has published Memoir of Dr. F. S. Sampson, Richmond, 1854; Life of Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, New York, 1866; Defence of Virginia and the South, 1867; Treatise on Sacred Rhetoric, Richmond, 1870, 3d ed. 1881; Sensualistic Philosophy of the Nineteenth Century examined, New York, 1875; Theology, Dogmatic and Polemic, Richmond, 1874, 3d ed. 1885.
[from Schaff-Herzog Enc. Religious Knowledge 1894AD edition]