PVT John Sprague Robbins

PVT John Sprague Robbins

Birth
Carver, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 30 Aug 1862 (aged 30)
Prince William County, Virginia, USA
Burial Carver, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Row 1 Section H
Memorial ID 92891537 · View Source
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Civil War soldier
Private, Co. E, 18th Massachusetts Infantry

John was the third of seven children born to Chandler Robbins, a farmer, and his wife Sarah (Burgess), and brother of Joseph Robbins of Co. E, 18th Massachusetts Infantry.

John was a 29 year-old Farmer from Carver, MA, when he enlisted at Dedham, MA on August 20, 1861 and was mustered into the 18th Massachusetts Infantry on August 24, 1861 as a Private in Co. E. Per records he was 6 ft. 1 in. tall, with a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair. John was recorded as "Present" on all regimental muster rolls from August 1861 to August 1862 and was with his regiment during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign, including the siege of Yorktown.

He was killed in action during the Second Battle of Bull Run on August 30, 1862 when his regiment advanced against Confederates at the "Unfinished Railroad Cut," an attack that left 53 from the 18th Massachusetts dead or mortally wounded. His parents paid for his remains to be returned to Carver, MA where he was interred at Lakenham Cemetery, Row 1, Section H.


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  • Maintained by: Donald Thompson
  • Originally Created by: Sandra Lennox
  • Added: 1 Jul 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 92891537
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT John Sprague Robbins (7 Jul 1832–30 Aug 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 92891537, citing Lakenham Cemetery, Carver, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Donald Thompson (contributor 46594704) .