Robinson, Levi Herbert
Age: 21, credited to Swanton, VTVITALS
Birth: 10/02/1840, Swanton, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, CT
Check the cemetery for location/directions
and other veterans who may be buried there.
(Courtesy of Swanton Historical Society)
"Fort Robinson is a former U.S. Army fort and a major feature of Fort Robinson State Park, a 22,000-acre (8,900 ha) public recreation and historic preservation area located 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Crawford on U.S. Route 20 in the Pine Ridge region of northwest Nebraska...Source: Wikipedia.
"In August 1873, the Red Cloud Agency was moved from the North Platte River to the White River, near what is now Crawford, Nebraska, in the northwest corner of the state. The following March, the U. S. Government authorized the establishment of a military camp at the agency site. Some 13,000 Lakota had been resettled at the Agency, some of them hostile. There were continuing tensions between whites and Lakota on the Great Plains, who had been forced off much of their territory."
"The camp was named Camp Robinson in honor of Lt. Levi H. Robinson, who had been killed by Indians while on a wood detail in February. In May, the military camp was moved 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of the agency to its present location; the camp was renamed Fort Robinson in January 1878.
"Fort Robinson played a major role in the Sioux Wars from 1876 to 1890."
The U.S. Army abandoned the fort in 1947, and Fort Robinson State Park was established in 1956.
Fort Robinson State Park
Nebraska State Parks - Fort Robinson State Park
Fort Laramie Photos (paragraph on Robinson)