Robert Ludwell Yates Peyton (February 8, 1822 – September 3, 1863) was an American politician, soldier, and lawyer who served as an officer in the Confederate States Army and then as a member of the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War

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Peyton was born in Loudoun County, Virginia. He was a member of the Missouri State Senate in 1858.

During the Civil War, 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 army. Peyton died in Bladon Springs, Alabama on September 3, 1863, after catching malaria while defending Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Template:Start box |- ! colspan="3" style="background: #cccccc" | Confederate States House of Representatives |- style="text-align: center;" |- style="text-align:center;" |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"|Preceded by
(none) |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"|Representative to the Provisional Confederate Congress from Missouri
1862 |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"| Succeeded by
(none) |- |- ! colspan="3" style="background: #cccccc" | Confederate States Senate Template:S-new |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"|Confederate States Senator from Missouri
February 18, 1862 – September 3, 1863
Served alongside: John B. Clark |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"| Succeeded by
Waldo P. Johnson |- |}


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