b. 1840 Dundee, Scotland. d. 21/04/1896 Nova Scotia, Canada.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 23-27/12/1862 Yazoo River Expedition.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. Robinson served as a Boatswain's Mate in the United States Navy. He was awarded his medal for service during the Civil War.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Baron de Kalb, Yazoo River Expedition, 23 to 27 December 1862. Proceeding under orders up the Yazoo River, the U.S.S. Baron de Kalb, with the object of capturing or destroying the enemy's transports, came upon the steamers John Walsh, R. J. Locklan, Golden Age, and the Scotland sunk on a bar where they were ordered fired. Continuing up the river, she was fired on by the enemy, but upon returning the fire, caused the rebels to retreat. Returning down the Yazoo, she destroyed and captured large quantities of enemy equipment and several prisoners. Serving bravely throughout this action, Robinson, as boatswain's mate, "distinguished himself in the various actions."
BURIAL LOCATION: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA.
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