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
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Birth: 1831, Randolph, VT
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 181319153
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/17/1879
Portrait?: VHS Collections, 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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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 witli 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.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 482
DEATH OF CAPT. ROBINSON
Captain George S. Robinson, many years a resident of Montpelier, died last Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Ridley, in Bristol where he had been making his home since the death of his wife about seven years ago. The body will be brought to Montpelier Monday and then taken to Calais for interment in the family lot at Bliss cemetery. Death was due to pneumonia following a long period of failing health.
Capt. Robinson was between 88 and 89 years of age. His wife, who was Laura Gilman was a member of an old Calais family. Capt. Robinson served in the Civil was as commander of Company E, 17th Vermont regiment. He received his commission April 12, 1864 and was mustered out of service July 14, 1865. William B. Burbank was first lieutenant and Charles A. Watson second lieutenant of the company. Col. Francis V. Randall was in command and the regiment was attached to Griffin's brigade of the Ninth army corps. The regiment participated in the pursuit of Lee's army until his surrender.
Capt. Robinson was a cabinet maker by trade and was employed for a long time in the carriage shop on Berlin side and with Capt. John W. Clark. When his son, Charles Robinson, went to Groton, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson went there with him to live. Mrs. Charles H. Ferrin lost her husband in the morning and her father died in the afternoon of the same day. Capt. Robinson was long identified with Brooks Post, G. A. R. of this city.
Source: Montpelier Evening Argus, May 22, 1920.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.