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W.A. Robinson
W.A. Robinson

Federal (USV)


William Alfred Robinson

(1831 - 1911)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 89th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
A day laborer from Delaware County, age 29 years, he enlisted 16 September 1861 at Delhi to serve three years. He mustered in as Corporal, Co. I, 89th New York Infantry on 21 October 1861.

The remainder of the War:
He was returned to the ranks and appointed wagoner, no dates, and discharged at the expiration of his term of service on 21 October 1864.

After the War:
He returned to Delaware County, NY and was a painter (1870 US Census), farmer (1880), and stone mason (1900).

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1. Further details from family genealogists. His photo from one owned by a GGGrandson and hosted online by RootsWeb. Robinson's wartime letters to his wife Mary Eliza Sackrider have been compiled by Robert J. Taylor and published in his The Civil War Letters of William A. Robinson and the Story of the 89th NYVI (Bowie, MD: Heritage, 2000).

Birth Date: 2/24/1831    Place of Birth: Sing Sing, NY    
Death Date: 9/27/1911    Death Place: Kortright, NY    Burial Place: Sackrider Cemetery, Bloomville, NY

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