b. 17/05/1837 Norway. d. 12/05/1915 Minneapolis, Minnesota.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 15/07/1866 New Orleans, Louisiana.
A native of Norway, Robinson immigrated to the United States and joined the Navy from the state of New York. By July 15, 1866, he was serving as captain of the afterguard on the USS Tallapoosa. On that day, while the Tallapoosa was off the coast of New Orleans, Louisiana, he attempted to rescue a shipmate, Landsman Wellington Brocar, from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor two weeks later, on August 1.
For heroic efforts to save from drowning Wellington Brocar, landsman, of the Tallapoosa, off New Orleans, 15 July 1866.
BURIAL LOCATION: LAKEWOOD CEMETERY, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.
Soldiers Lot Div A, Row 9
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