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 Edward Weeks Robinson

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Edward Weeks Robinson

  • Birth 22 Sep 1841 Richland, Oswego County, New York, USA
  • Death 21 Jun 1924 Citronelle, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Citronelle, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 21498784

Edward W. Robinson died at his home in Citronelle, Alabama, on Saturaday, June 21, 1924. he was born September 22,1841 in the town of Richland, Oswego County, New York but in childhood removed with his father's family to the town of New Haven, N.Y.. He was a lineal descendant of John Robinson, the pastor of the Pilgrims and also of John Alden.

At a particularly gloomy period of the Civil war in the summer of 1862 Edward Robinson answered the call of President Lincoln for more troops and enlisted in Co. E of the 110th. New York StateVolunteers. His regiment, a full thousand strong and representing the best youth of the country, commanded by Col., D.C. Littlejohn, left Oswego on the eveining of August 25, 1862. After a short stay in Baltimore, the reginment went by sea to New Orleans, experiencing a stormy passage. It performed ardous duty in the Red River expedition and later in the lower Mississippi Valley. Edward Robinson, in common with many others of his command suffered serverly from diseases of the section, but never sought relief from duty.

On June 17, 1863, his portion of the regiment formed a part of the advance line in a desperate charge on Port Hudson, the men carrying hand grenades and rifles. In this charge Edward Robinson was severely wound by a bullet which he carried through the rest of his life and which caused the loss of sight of one eye. After lying form some months in a military hospital in New Orleans, he rejoined his regiment,serving with it until its return home three years from the time he left Oswego.

Upon his return home he became a farmer in New Haven. About 1894 he removed to Beloit, Wis., and after remaining there about four years, removed with his family to Citronelle, where he remained until his death.


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  • Created by: William Henry Rowe
  • Added: 11 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21498784
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Weeks Robinson (22 Sep 1841–21 Jun 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21498784, citing Pine Crest Cemetery, Citronelle, Mobile County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by William Henry Rowe (contributor 46924423) .