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Robinson, James Lewis


Age: 22, credited to Dorset, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/9/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 6/29/64

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Birth: 01/20/1839, Mendon, VT
Death: 10/19/1916

Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Dorset, VT
Marker/Plot: 10
Gravestone photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 72118071


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


3rd Great Grandfather of Tony Andrews, Maryville, TN

2nd Great Grandfather of Coretta Robinson Seguin, Westfield, MA

2nd Great Grandfather of Tony Andrews, Maryville, TN

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Maple Hill Cemetery, Dorset, VT

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James Lewis Robinson

Jame Lewis Robinson, second son of Wilmarth and Phoebe Eddy Robinson, was born in Mendon, Vt., January 20, 1839. When five years of age his family came to Dorset, and he grew up on the farm that has been his home for so many years, living there until his death.

On October 23, 186, he was married to Alice Towsley of Dorset by Rev. Dr. Pratt and they had three children, all of whom are living. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson's lives were no different from the lives of

others living in a country place, and as the years passed they filled their little niche in life with energy and courage commanding the respect and warm friendship of the entire community.

When the Civil War broke out, Mr. Robinson enlisted and served with honor to the end of the conflict. Below is a record of his service for his country and his flag.

As a neighbor and friend Mr. Robinson was a man who always had a kind and cheery word for those with whom he came in contact, and for the last few years he was especially pleased to have his friends drop in and see him, as he was more or less an invalid as the result of injuries received in the Civil War. "By their works ye shall know the" is a very true saying. So by his works we shall remember our friend and neighbor, James Lewis Robinson, who, last month, was gathered to a well earned reward.

War Record of Mr. Robinson

When 22 years old Mr. Robinson enlisted from Dorset, Vt., in Co. H, 2nd Vt., Regiment, May 5, 1861, and was mustered in in June, 1861. He enlisted in Bennington and drilled there for awhile, then went to Burlington and there finished drilling. He was mustered in by an officer who afterwards deserted and joined the Confederates. He went from Burlington to Washington, D. c., and drilled n Capitol Hill, going from there to Bush Hill, Va., where the 2nd Vt. received orders to go to Centerville, and after a few days was ordered to Bull Run. After Bull Run he stayed at Alexandria for a few days and was then ordered back to Virginia where his regiment spent the winter of 1861-2. He left there in the spring of 62 for the McClellan, Pa., campaign. He was in the battles of Yorktown, Lee's Mills and Cold Harbor in this campaign. After this campaign McClellan's army retreated Fortress Monroe, Newport News, Va. Later he was in the following battles: Antietam, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness, where he was wounded and did not receive attention for a full week, when he was sent to the hospital at Alexandria where he remained a few days before being sent home to recover. Mr. Robinson remained home all summer and in the fall returned to City Point, Vt., and was placed in charge of a gang of negroes who were unloading hay and grain, when a torpedo exploded and id great damage, but he was uninjured. He was also in the battle of Fredericksburg. During his service in the army, Mr. Robinson served under or came in contact with the following well known leaders of that time: President Lincoln, Generals Grant, Hancock, Mead, McClellan, Hooker, Sheridan and Burnside.

Source: Manchester Journal, November 16, 1916.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.