Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Cleveland Robinson
Brevet Major-General U.S. Army
— 1817 - 1897 —
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
Major-General U.S.V. June 27, 1864 "for gallant and meritorious services in the field."
Erected 1917 by State of New York.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 28, 1894.
Location. 39° 50.606′ N, 77° 14.513′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Robinson Avenue and Doubleday Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Robinson Avenue. Located in the Oak Ridge section of Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 83rd New York Infantry (9th Regiment N.Y.S.M.) (within shouting distance of 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,384 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 5, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on January 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6. submitted on July 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.