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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 Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company at Antietam.

The rest 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 & 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).


2/24/1831; Sing Sing, NY


9/27/1911; Kortright, NY; burial in Sackrider Cemetery, Bloomville, NY