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Robinson, George Sylvanus


Age: 31, credited to Berlin, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. C, 13th VT INF, 8/29/62 (10/4/62), resgd 2/6/63; comn CPT, Co. E, 17th VT INF, 4/12/64 (4/17/64), wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, Petersburg, m/o 7/14/65

See Legend for expansion of abbreviations


Birth: 1831, Randolph, VT
Death: 05/20/1920

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 181319153


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


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Fairview Cemetery, Calais, VT

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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society

Biographies From The Regimental History

FIRST LIEUTENANT GEORGE S. ROBINSON was a volunteer from the town of Berlin, and took a very active part in raising East Montpelier Company and was elected first lieutenant at the organization of Company C. Was educated in the common schools and at Norwich University. He resigned February 16, 1863, and returned home to Vermont. Having recovered his health he enlisted as a veteran into the 17th Regiment and counted on the quota of Barre and for three years or during the war and was elected captain of Company E and with this company and regiment went to the front in the spring of 1S64 and took part in all the battles of his regiment, being quite seriously wovuided in the last one at Petersburg, Va., April 2nd, 1865. and was mustered out with honor July 14, 1865. Since the war has been a worthy and respected citizen.

FIRST LIEUTENANT WILLIAM E. MARTIN volunteered in August, 1862, and counted on the quota of Marshfleld and at the organization of the East Montpelier Company was elected second lieutenant, and promoted first lieutenant in same company February 23d, 1863. He served with ability and credit until discharged with his regiment July 21, 1863. He was a popular officer, generous and kind, well equipped for the position he held. On the forced march to Gettysburg was full of courage and cheer and in battle brave and alert every moment. Re-enlisted as a veteran into the 17th Regiment Vermont Volunteers and was elected first lieutenant in Company E and at Petersburg Mine, July 30th, 1864, was killed. This was a sad event indeed that so many brave officers and men killed and wounded because of a blunder, but so it was many valuable lives offered as a sacrifice on. account of mistakes. Lieutenant Martin gave promise of a brilliant career in the army and it was deplorable that death under such circumstances ended his patriotic ambition to serve his country.

LIEUTENANT WILLIAM L. BLAKE was born in Milton, Vt., and counted on the quota of his native town. Volunteered in August, .1862, and at the organization of Company D, was made orderly sergeant which position he not only graced, but filled with credit until promoted to second lieutenant in Company C. A sketch of him likely comes more properly from his own company and will be found in the company history of Company D, to which reference Is made. His picture will be found on pages 161 and 224 of this book.

Source: Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865

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