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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Cleveland Robinson

Brevet Major-General U.S. Army

 

1817 - 1897

 
John Cleveland Robinson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dave Kerr, October 5, 2012
1. John Cleveland Robinson Marker
Inscription.
John Cleveland Robinson
Brevet Major-General U.S. Army
1817 - 1897
Commanded Second Division
First Army Corps at Gettysburg
July 1-3. 1863.

Cadet U.S.M.A. July 1, 1835. Second Lieut. Fifth U.S. Infantry Oct. 27, 1839. First Lieut. June 18, 1846. Captain August 12, 1850. Major Second Infantry Feb. 20, 1862. Colonel Forty-third Infantry July 28, 1866. Retired May 6, 1869.

Colonel First Michigan Infantry Sept. 1, 1861. Honorably discharged April 25, 1862.

Brigadier-General U.S.V. April 28, 1862. Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service Sept. 1, 1866.

Commanding First Brigade, Third Division, Third Corps in Peninsular Campaign (1862), Manassas (1862), and Fredericksburg. Second Division, First Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Mine Run Campaign. Second Division, Fifth Corps at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania.

Awarded Medal of Honor under resolution of Congress March 28, 1894 "for most distinguished gallantry at the Battle of Laurel Hill, Va. May 8, 1864" where he was severely wounded.

Brevetted Lieut-Colonel U.S.A. July 1, 1863 "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa." Colonel May 5, 1864 "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of the Wilderness, Va." Brigadier-General March 13, 1865 "for gallant and meritorious services
Front Plaque on Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Front Plaque on Monument
at the battle of Spotsylvania, Va." Major-General March 13, 1865 "for gallant and meritorious services in the field during the war."

Major-General U.S.V. June 27, 1864 "for gallant and meritorious services in the field."
 
Erected 1917 by State of New York.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 39° 50.606′ N, 77° 14.513′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Robinson Avenue and Doubleday Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Robinson Avenue. Click for map. Located in the Oak Ridge section of Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 88th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 12th Massachusetts Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); End of the First Day (within shouting distance of this marker); 83rd New York Infantry (9th Regiment N.Y.S.M.) (within shouting distance of
State Seal on Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. State Seal on Side of Monument
this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13th Massachusetts Volunteers (about 300 feet away); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oak Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Report of Brig. Gen. John C. Robinson. General Robinson wrote in his official report of the behavior of his division in the battle:
From the nature of the enemy's attacks, frequent changes were rendered necessary, and they were made promptly under a galling fire. No soldiers ever fought better, or inflicted severer blows upon the enemy. When out of ammunition, their boxes were replenished from those of their killed and wounded comrades. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
General John Robinson image, Click for more information
4. General John Robinson
Robinson began the war defending Fort McHenry from secessionists in Baltimore, Maryland. He was considered among the top division commanders in the Army of the Potomac. However, after a serious wound in the 1864 Overland Campaign, he was unable to return to field duty.
(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Call No. LC-BH82- 3834 <P&P>[P&P])
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John Cleveland Robinson Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, circa 1998
5. John Cleveland Robinson Statue
John Cleveland Robinson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2003
6. John Cleveland Robinson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,193 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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