According to military records, Hurt enlisted when he was eighteen years old, as a private in the 6th TN Infantry, Company H (Southern Guards), in Jackson, TN, in May 1861. In October 1863 Hurt became an adjutant for the 46th/55th TN Infantry at Mobile, Alabama. His regiment joined Quarles Brigade in the defense of Atlanta. He somehow managed to escape the disaster at Ezra hurch his regiment saw, however, he would not be so lucky at Franklin (30 November 1864).
Our Place in the Galactic Neighborhood Just Got an Upgrade. The sun’s newly classified neighborhood — the Local Arm, as shown in this picture — is more prominent than previously supposed. Credit: Robert Hurt, IPAC; Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF June 2013
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WASHINGTON -- After the House of Representatives voted to cut food stamp funding by 5 percent last week, Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.) trumpeted the legislation's work requirements for nutrition assistance. "Not only does this legislation restore the integrity of this safety-net program and encourage beneficiaries to become more self-sufficient, but it will also ensure that the benefits are available to those who need them most," Hurt said in a statement on his website.
The intergalactic medium unveiled: Observation of quasar (QSO 1549+19) taken with Caltech's Cosmic Web Imager. Blue shows hydrogen gas surrounding and inflowing to quasar. Credit: Christopher Martin, Robert Hurt Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-04-intergalactic-medium-unveiled-cosmic-web.html#jCp
A Galaxy Held Together by Dark Matter Credit: Milky Way Galaxy map: Robert Hurt; Fritz Zwicky photo via University of Virginia Dept. of Astronomy The layout of our galaxy is difficult to figure out from our vantage point, which is embedded in it. By studying the shapes of distant galaxies and carefully measuring the objects that we see in our own galaxy, we have inferred that ours is a barred-spiral galaxy. A central bar-shaped core composed of stars (and harboring an extremely large black…
A 12-year study of massive stars has reaffirmed that our Galaxy has four spiral arms, following years of debate sparked by images taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope that only showed two arms. - Credit: J. Urquhart et al. Background image by Robert Hurt of the Spitzer Science Center. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-12-massive-stars-milky-arms.html#jCp