Charles Robinson

Charles Robinson

Birth
Dundee, Dundee City, Scotland
Death 21 Apr 1896 (aged 55–56)
Nova Scotia, Canada
Burial Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Memorial ID 8132750 · View Source
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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."

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8132750
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Robinson (1840–21 Apr 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8132750, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .