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George William Robinson
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1831
Smith County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1874
Oregon County
Missouri, USA

Married Mary Jane Taylor 27/Oct/1853 at Myrtle, Oregon County, Missouri.

According to family stories George W. served in the Confederate Calvery under M. Jeff Thompson and was captured in May 1865 and was prisoned in the Union Prison at Alton, IL.

He was released in June 1865 and began his long walk home to Myrtle, MO. over 200 miles away.

He appears as G. W. Robinson Pvt., Co. 1, Freeman's Reg't MO. Cav.

Appears on a MUSTER AND DESCRIPTIVE ROLL of prisoners of war belonging to the Army of the Northern Sub-District of Arkinsas, and surrendered on the 11th day of May 1865 by Brigadier General M Jeff Thompson, C.S.A. commanding said Army, to Major General G.M. Dodge, U.S.A. commanding department of the Missouri. Paroled at - Jacksonport, Arkansas June 5, 1865.

Where enlisted: Lawrence Co. AR.
Age: 38 yrs.
Eyes: black
Hair: dark
Complexion: dark
Height: 5 ft. 6 in.
Born: IL.


George W. Robinson - Age: 31 - 5' 9"
Hair: Light - Eyes: Gray - Complexion: Fair
Shown on the Oregon County Enrollment List (1865 - 1866)
No active service perforned. (we don't believe this to be true as there is a great chance he saw action with Freeman's Regiment at Pilot Knob, Mo . in Sep. of 1864.)

Source of following information: Justin Johnson

Found in records of Gratiot Street Prison in St. Louis, MO. George W. Robinson
Private in Company I of the 1st Missouri Infantry (Confederate), was captured in Oregon County, Missouri on March 20, 1864.

He was one of a group of seven prisoners sent from Pilot Knob MO. to Gratiot to prison, where they were received on April 6 1864. George was described as 5'7" tall 30 yrs old with dark brown hair and hazel eyes.

The Gratiot Street Prison was one of two prisons established in St. Louis MO. during the Civil War.

The other was Myrtle St. Prison.

The prisons were established by the U.S. Government for the imprisonment of Confederate prisoners of war, Union deserters, bushwackers, ect..

Many prisoners filtered through Gratiot before being transfered to Alton prison.

George W Robinson was Private Co 1 Freeman's Regiment Missouri Cavalry - Confederate. He signed the Oath of alligence to the Union 5/8/1865.

This Bio written by John Robinson GGGrandson of George.

We have to thank Carmen Howell and Cherry Robinson Byfield for conducting the interview. Without their curiosity, we would still be in the dark about our family in the Civil War.

Family links: 
  Mary Jane Taylor Robinson (1837 - 1924)*
  Allen Andrew Jackson Robinson (1860 - 1945)*
  William Jessie Robinson (1862 - 1928)*
  George Washington Robinson (1864 - 1942)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Robinson (1866 - 1890)*
  Thomas B Robinson (1869 - 1891)*
  Mary Ann Robinson Holt (1871 - 1945)*
  Samuel Shadrach Robinson (1874 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Myrtle Cemetery
Oregon County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Melinda Cote'
Originally Created by: Shirley Goingღ
Record added: Aug 25, 2007
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George William Robinson
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George William Robinson
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George William Robinson
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Awesome bio! Thank you for posting and sharing!
- Laura Gribben
 Added: Sep. 13, 2015
Co B MME 1865
- Lindan S Caldwell
 Added: Aug. 5, 2014

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