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Charles Robinson
Birth: 1840
Death: 1896

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. Robinson served as a Boatswain's Mate in the United States Navy. He was awarded his medal for service during the Civil War. His citation reads-Serving on board the U.S.S. Baron de Kalb, Yazoo River Expedition, 23 to 27 December 1862. Proceeding under orders up the Yazoo River, the U.S.S. Baron de Kalb, with the object of capturing or destroying the enemy's transports, came upon the steamers John Walsh, R. J. Locklan, Golden Age, and the Scotland sunk on a bar where they were ordered fired. Continuing up the river, she was fired on by the enemy, but upon returning the fire, caused the rebels to retreat. Returning down the Yazoo, she destroyed and captured large quantities of enemy equipment and several prisoners. Serving bravely throughout this action, Robinson, as boatswain's mate, "distinguished himself in the various actions."  (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Halifax
Halifax County
Nova Scotia, Canada
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Nov 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8132750
Charles Robinson
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- Old Coot
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014
I light a candle for Charles Robinson ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
I visited your grave a number of years and wondered how you received the US Government's highest award. Now I know! Well done good and faithful servant! Requiescat in pace!
- James O
 Added: May. 17, 2011
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