"Delaware Grays" dedicate VA marker for Confederate Delaware soldier
The resting place of every other soldier in the cemetery was honored with a marker, a flag, or both. Sergeant George Julian Robinson had neither until recently when the "Delaware Grays", Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2068, at the request of his ancestor Thomas Robinson, placed a VA marker and Confederate Cross of Honor at his gravesite at St. George's Chapel, Rt. 23 near Angola.
A ceremony to dedicate the VA marker is being held on Saturday April 12th at 2pm. The Delaware Grays color guard will honor the service of Sgt. Robinson who fought with General John Bell Hood's brigade, Company "A" 5th Texas infantry, CSA. There will be speeches, prayers and a rifle salute using period style muskets.
Sgt G.J. "Jules" Robinson was from Georgetown, Delaware and fought in many of the war's most famous battles. He was severely wounded, shot through the face during the Battle of the Wilderness, VA in May 1864. After the war, lived in Texas for a number of years before returning to Georgetown in 1882. He died in 1887 and was buried at St. George's Chapel.
The U.S. Congress has recognized Confederate soldiers as deserving of all the rights and honors accorded to any other American soldier (85th Congress, part 1, volume 72, pages 133-134 and is known as public law 85-425). An estimated 2,000 Delawareans went south to fight for the Confederacy during the great "Unpleasantness" 1861-1865. For more information about Sgt. Robinson, interested persons may visit the Delaware Grays website at www.DESCV.org.
The "Delaware Grays", SCV Camp #2068, based in Seaford, Delaware, is a non-profit, non-political, non-racial, patriotic community organization whose members are descendents of Confederate veterans who served honorably during the "War Between the States".
Information from Descv.org.
1860 Georgetown, Sussex, Delaware Census:
A P Robinson 42 Attorney at Law
Clara C Robinson 38
George L Robinson 22 Student of Denistry
Thomas Robinson 20 Dentist
Alfred P Robinson 18 Student of Law
Sarah Mumford 50 House Keeper
William Block 12
Catharine Green 30
Value of Real Estate: 4,000
Value of Personal Estate: 1,000
Roll: M653_99; Page: 621
1850 Georgetown, Sussex, Delaware Census:
Alfred P Robinson 32 Lawyer
Alfred P Robinson 8
Clara C Robinson 30
George J Robinson 12
Thomas Robinson 10
Roll: M432_55; Page: 5;
1840 Broadkill Hundred Sussex County Delaware Census:
Alfred P Robinson
under 5: 2
Roll:34 Page 424
Census information from Ancestry.com
Alfred P Robinson (1818 - 1866)
Clara C. Porter Robinson (____ - 1886)
George Julian Robinson (1838 - 1887)
Thomas Robinson (1840 - 1900)*
Alfred P Robinson (1842 - 1893)*
Serg Co A 5 Texas Infantry
Confederate States Army
Saint Georges Chapel Cemetery
Created by: CindyS
Record added: Mar 23, 2008
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