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John Wesley Robison
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1835
Death: Jul. 13, 1905

Son of Jacob Gray Robison & Mary E. Bobbitt

Confederate Veteran. Served in the Maury Light Artillery.

On Feb. 14th 1862, at the Battle of Fort Donelson, the men of the Maury Artillery, manning the upper heavy artillery river battery and one gun of the lower heavy artillery river battery, helped repulse and disable a fleet of six Union Navy gunboats commanded by Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote. Nevertheless, two days later, the fort fell to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's land forces. John was subsequently captured and taken to the infamous Camp Douglas prison near Chicago. After several months of confinement he was exchanged and sent to Port Hudson, Louisiana. There, the Maury men manned heavy artillery on the Mississippi River against Admiral David G. Farragut's Union Navy, burning and sinking the frigate U.S.S. Mississippi on March 14th 1863. The Maury Artillery, along with the other 7,500 Confederates of the Port Hudson garrison under Major Gen. Franklin Gardner, also withstood landward assaults from Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks' 40,000 strong Union Army. After a forty-eight day siege, the garrison finally surrendered on July 9th 1863 upon receiving word of the fall of Vicksburg. John was paroled and walked home to Tennessee.

Family links: 
  Josephine Eugenia Trotter Robison (1840 - 1932)
  Mary Eugenia Robison Cooper (1860 - 1912)*
  Eliza Josephine Robison Surber (1864 - 1943)*
  James Wesley Robison (1866 - 1954)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Robison Moore (1868 - 1959)*
  John Gray Robinson (1870 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: There are two stones for Mr. Robison; the original stone, and a stone denoting his military service. The above inscription is from the latter.
Quito Memorial Cemetery
Tipton County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: M G Embry
Originally Created by: Randy Adams
Record added: Nov 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31272455
John Wesley Robison
Added by: M G Embry
John Wesley Robison
Added by: Randy Adams
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 Added: Jun. 4, 2014
Rest in Peace, J.W. Robinson. My grandfather was a Union soldier in the Civil War. No matter which side you were on, it was a tragic time in our country's history. Breaks my heart to think about it. So many family's lost loved ones. I heard Joey and R...(Read more)
- Civil War Historian
 Added: Nov. 24, 2013

- genrl_lee
 Added: Apr. 7, 2013
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