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Robinson, Charles Henry


Age: 0, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 31st NC INF
Service: 31st NC INF (CSA)

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Birth: 04/30/1831, Bennington, VT
Death: 11/06/1917

Burial: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, NC
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 31478513


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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Charles Henry Robinson, Frederick's older brother, also moved to Wilmington, NC from Vermont. He was born 31 August 1831, in Bennington. Apparently a businessman, he enlisted in September 1862 as quartermaster sergeant in the 31st North Carolina Infantry. the unit was initially stationed at Roanoke Island, and was captured in February 1862. After being exchanged, it was assigned to Clingman's Brigade where it was engaged in the fight at Battery Wagner, then moved north to participate in battles at Drewry's bluff and Cold Harbor, and the Petersburg siege. In 1865, it participated in its last battle at Bentonville, the same battle that Frederick was taken prisoner.
Charles also remained in Wilmington, and died there on 6 November 1917, interment in Oakdale Cemetery as well.

Robeson, Susan Stroud and Caroline Franciscus Stroud, "An Historical and Genealogical Account of Andrew Robeson of Scotland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and of His Descendants from 1653 to 1916," Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1916, pp. 168, 268.
Sprunt, James, "Chronicles of The Cape Fear River 16660-1916," Raleigh, NC: Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., 1916, p. 360.
Hewelett, Crockette W., "Between the Creeks: A History of Masonboro Sound, 1735-1970," Wilmington: Wilmington Print. Co., 1971, p. 216.
United States Census Bureau, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860.
United States Census Bureau, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880.
Charles' death certificate, on
Family material contributed by Doug Robinson, a distant cousin.


Native of Bennington Buried at Wilmington, N.C. Nov. 7.

The following funeral notice of the late Charles H. Robinson, a native of Bennington is taken from Wilmington, N.C., Morning Star of November 7:

"The funeral of Mr. Charles H. Robinson, for more than 54 years an honored and highly respected citizen of Wilmington, whose death occurred early yesterday at his home, No. 160 North Fifth avenue, will be held this morning at 10:30 O'clock from the First Presbyterian church of which he was for many years a faithful and devout member and an elder, and the service will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. M. Wells. Members of Cape Fear Camp, United Confederate Veterans, will attend the service and acr as an escort for their late comrade.

"Born in Bennington, Vermont, on April 30, 1824, the deceased had attained the ripe and mature age of 84 years. Early in life he came to the Cape Fear section and was first associated with his uncle, the late Dr. Homan Robinson of Elizabethtown, in operating a brick making plant, continuing in this occupation until the outbreak of the War between the states, when he immediately offered his services to his country and served as a brave soldier throughout the war.

"Returning to Wilmington after the surrender at Appomattox, he engaged in the naval stores business and continued for many years to be a prominent factor in the commercial life of the city, winning a multitude of friends by his honorable and upright life and his devotion to steadfast service.

"He was affiliated with the Masonic craft, serving as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, and as Master of Wilmington lodge, the Members of which will today attend the funeral as a mark of respect to one who manifested truly in life the principles of Freemasonry. He was also a member of Cornelius Barner Council of Royal Arcanas."

Source: Bennington Banner, November 14, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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