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Robinson, Joel Emery

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 28, credited to Calais, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 02/18/1834, Calais, VT
Death: 07/28/1863

Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: row 3, plot 24, section D
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 16748854

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: 13th History
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

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Granduncle of Joel Ernest Wheeler, Monson, MA

2nd Great Granduncle of Maurice Cerutti, North Montpelier, VT

2nd Great Granduncle of Ed Sanders, Lancaster, NH

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT

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Photo

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Portrait

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)

BIOGRAPHY

JOEL E. ROBINSON enlisted from the town of Calais and counted on the quota of that town on the 29th day of August, 1862, and joined Company C. His age at this time was 28. He was one of the best of Company C for duty as a soldier. His figure was perfect, tall, straight, robust, good looking and every inch first class material for fighting or any other duty required in the army. The record of his service shows him present for duty from first to last. The Gettysburg campaign and with its long march and the battle was too much even for his unusual physical ability and courage. It is indeed a wonder more did not die from the effects of march and battle, die long before their time came. Our brave comrade was mustered out with the regiment at Brattleboro July 21, 1863. He came home used up and died within a few days at his home in Calais, July 28, 1863, and was buried in the Robinson Cemetery at Calais. The unusual attendance at his funeral was a demonstration of high regard for this dead soldier of the Republic. His picture is on page 194 of this book.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 507

Obituary

Joel E. Robinson, Co. C, 13th Vermont Regiment, died at the residence of his father in Calais July 28th, aged 29 years.

(Funeral at Calais meeting house on Thursday, July 30th, at 1 o’clock, P. M. Relative and friends as well as his comrades in arms are invited to be present.)

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, July 31, 1863
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.