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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. ? Oakland County, Michigan d. 26/07/1864 Memphis, Tennessee.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 27/01/1864 Brownsville Station, Arkansas.

 

A resident of Victor Township, Michigan, Robinson enlisted at the age of 18 in the 3rd Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, and was mustered in as a Private in Company B. On January 27, 1864 at Brownsville, Arkansas, he performed an act of bravery, single-handedly defending himself against a party of seven enemy guerrillas and killing their leader, that garnered him the Medal of Honor.

 

Private Robinson received the Medal of Honor on April 4, 1864.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Successfully defended himself, singlehandedly, against seven guerrillas, killing the leader (Capt. W.C. Stephenson) and driving off the remainder of the party.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MEMPHIS NATIONAL CEMETERY, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.

Section H, Grave 4131

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James H Robinson

ROBINSON JAMES H