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Robinson, Robert Byron

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Richmond, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/20/61, m/i 9/16/61, 2SGT, Co. K, 5th VT INF, wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 7/22/62, dis/wds, 10/20/62

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VITALS

Birth: 04/04/1839, Richmond, VT
Death: 06/23/1916

Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 56836697

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, MA

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Robert B. Robinson

Springfield Union
June 23, 1916

TWO WESTFIELD VETERANS DEAD

Westfield, June 23 - Two Civil War veterans died yesterday. They were Fayette C. Slate and Robert Byron Robinson, who saw action with Massachusetts and Vermont men.

Mr. Robinson, 77 years old, died in Noble Hospital after an illness of two weeks. His home was at 28 Pearl Street.

Born in Richmond, Vt., April 4, 1839, Mr. Robinson engaged in work as a carpenter and builder as a young man. He enlisted in the Fifth Vermont Regiment and served as an orderly sergeant. While serving with the troops under McClellan at Savage Station Mr. Robinson was seriously wounded in one leg and amputation was necessary. The operation was performed by one of the Confederate physicians and later Mr. Robinson was kept in Libby Prison until he was exchanged.

After the war, Mr. Robinson took a course in the Eastman Business College and made a specialty of accounting. He left Richmond for North Adams, where he was employed as an accountant for the mills.

Mr. Robinson came here to do accounting. He was also consulting builder for the Westfield Power Company. Later he was engaged in the insurance business. At one time he served a term as collector of internal revenue.

Elizabeth Standish, whom Mr. Robinson married, died many years ago. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Celestia Hodges of Richmond.

Mr. Robinson was a member of Lyon Post, G.A.R. He was also affiliated with the Second Congregational Church.

Arrangements have been completed for the funeral Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. C. E. Holmes will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

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