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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1858

Vol. II
p713
1822

(Born Canada)

William G. Robinson

(Ap'd N. C.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1858, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1858.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1858‑59; on frontier

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, Apr. 18, 1859)

duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., 1859‑60, and Pawnee Fork, Kan., 1860; and in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1860‑61.

Resigned, May 17, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.a

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, 1870‑71. In Eastern Kentucky Asylum, Lexington, Ky., Dec. 16, 1876, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p112
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.b


Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he was appointed Colonel Sep. 1, 1861, and commanded the 2d Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (formerly 19th North Carolina Volunteers), Army of Northern Virginia.

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b Cullum gives no death data; the 1910 and later Supplements to the Register mark him as having died, but offer no other information.


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