John Wesley Robison

John Wesley Robison

Birth
Death 13 Jul 1905 (aged 70)
Burial Tipton County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 31272455 · View Source
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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 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 later 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.



Inscription

TENNESSEE
CPL TENN LT ARTY
CIVIL WAR

Gravesite Details There are two stones for Mr. Robison; the original stone, and a stone denoting his military service. The above inscription is from the latter.

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  • Maintained by: M G Embry
  • Originally Created by: Randy Adams
  • Added: 10 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31272455
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wesley Robison (25 Apr 1835–13 Jul 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31272455, citing Quito Memorial Cemetery, Tipton County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by M G Embry (contributor 48302091) .