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Federal (USV)


William Cullen Robinson

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 83rd New York Infantry (9th Militia)

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 21 as Corporal in Company A, 83rd New York Infantry and mustered on 27 May 1861 in New York City.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded, shot in the head in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

"His brother-in-law stated that Cullen wondered off the battlefield in a daze and was found and taken to a hospital but never regained consciousness." He died of wounds on 24 September 1862. "His brother-in-law came down to see him but missed his death by a day, and wrote that he buried him near a large tree by the 'Hospital' with either his name or initials carved in a tree and a couple of boards, with the idea of returning the next Spring to retrieve the body, but that did not apparently happen."

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the AG's report, and extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW. Thanks to James S. Weeks for the details quoted above.


c. 1840




1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 30 (for 1901)  [AotW citation 7439]