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Federal (USV)


John N. Robinson

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old sailor from Gloucester, he enlisted in Company F, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 6 August 1861. He was appointed Corporal, date not given. He was reported missing in action having been captured at Glendale, VA on 30 June 1862, and was back with his Company on 6 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman House, near Sharpsburg, then at a hospital in Frederick, MD. He was discharged for wounds on 10 June 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2 Casualty and hospital details from Nelson.3


c. 1840


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 454  [AotW citation 17841]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 145  [AotW citation 17842]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 368  [AotW citation 17843]