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Federal (USV)


Ervin Robbins

(c. 1840 - )
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Oshkosh, he enlisted in Company G, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 25 April 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He was discharged 26 October 1862 to enlist in the Regular US Army. He enlisted at age 22 at Sandy Hook, MD in Company C, US Engineer Battalion. He was listed as a teamster by trade, with hazel eyes, brown hair, and fair complexion at 5' 9" tall. He reenlisted on 8 February 1864 at Brandy Station, VA, still a Private.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1. His Regular Army details from the Registers2, which have him as Irvin Robbins. The State Roster spells his name Ervin Robins.

Place of Birth: Brighton, IL    


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 431 - 434  [AotW citation 15299]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 57, pg. 44  [AotW citation 15309]

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