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Robinson, Levi Herbert
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 21, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF, 119th US CINF
Service: enl 7/16/62, m/i 9/1/62, 5SGT, Co. F, 10th VT INF, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, m/o 8/2/64 to accept comn 2nd LT, Co. C, 119th US CINF, 3/22/65, m/o 4/27/66; 2nd LT, 14th US INF, 4/19/66?, pr 1st LT, 8/11/66, killed near Mount Laramie, WY, 2/9/74

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VITALS
Birth: 10/02/1840, Swanton, VT
Death: 02/09/1874

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, CT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 27481627
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Swanton Historical Society
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: 10th Vt. History off-site
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BURIAL:
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Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, CT

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Levi Robinson

(Courtesy of Swanton Historical Society)

Wikipedia

"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...

"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.
Source: Wikipedia.

Additional Resources

Fort Robinson State Park

Nebraska State Parks - Fort Robinson State Park

Fort Laramie Photos (paragraph on Robinson)