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Robinson, Frederick G.


Age: 18, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 8th NC INF, 40th NC INF
Service: 2nd SGT, Co. C, 36th NC Troops; Braddy's Battery, 2nd NC ARTY, CSA; pow at Bentonville (3/19-21/1865); parolled at end of war

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Birth: 01/13/1843, Bennington, VT
Death: 11/14/1884

Burial: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, NC
Marker/Plot: Section K, Lot 86
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 7198798


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
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: None


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Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, NC

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Frederick G. Robinson was born 13 Jan 1843 in Bennington, VT, the son of Uel Merrill and Betsey (Hicks) Robinson. His great-grandfather, Captain Samuel Robinson, was the founder of Bennington. In 1860, he was still living with his parents in Bennington.
James Sprunt, in "Chronicles of the Cape Fear River 1660-1916," detailed his Civil War service:

Frederick G. Robinson, a native of Bennington, Vt., joined his prominent relatives on the Cape Fear prior to the war of 1861, and, full of enthusiasm for his adopted State, enlisted at the beginning of hostilities in the Wilmington Rifle Guards, which became Company I of the Eighth Regiment, North Carolina Volunteers, and with it, and later with the Fortieth, he did valiant service through all the campaigns to the Battle of Bentonville, where he was captured. He remained a prisoner of war until after the general surrender.
The writer, an intimate,lifelong friend, who admired his brave and generous nature, recalls a characteristic incident in Sergeant Robinson's military career. A contemptible comrade having behind his back questioned his loyalty to the South on account of his Northern birth, Sergeant Robinson stepped out of the ranks and publicly denounced the base insinuation, and offered to fight each and every man then and there who dared to repeat the allegation.
Beloved by many of his associates, his memory is still cherished in the hearts of his friends.

He married, 13 June 1866, Isabel B. Costin (1843-?), of Wilmington, NC, daughter of Miles and Catherine Letitia (Robeson) Costin. Children:

Uel Merrill Robinson, b. 11 Jul 1867

Charles Henry Robinson, b. 8 Feb 1872 (m. Eleanor Boyleston)

Frederick S. Robinson, b. 18 Aug 1876

Elizabeth R. Robinson, b. 17 Feb 1879 (m. F. A. Thompson)

In 1880, they were living in Wilmington; Frederick was a grocery clerk. He died in Wilmington, 14 November 1884; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.

Family material contributed by Doug Robinson, a distant cousin.

See also Frederick's brother, Charles Henry Robinson.

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