(1843 - 1877)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
Age 17, he enlisted as First Sergeant, Company B, 8th Alabama Infantry on 13 May 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862:
The flag bearer, Sergeant Castello, whose gallantry had been conspicuous throughout the day, received a musket ball through the head. Major Herbert took up the colors, but shortly afterwards gave them to Sergeant G. T. L. Robinson of Company B, who insisted upon his right to carry them. Soon he too fell wounded ...
The rest of the War
He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant to date from 4 September and promoted to First Lieutenant on 29 December 1862. He was appointed Captain of Company B on 10 January 1864. He was wounded again, in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864 and at the Crater near Petersburg, VA on 30 July. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1863.
After the War
He died relatively young at age 33 in 1877.
References & notes
His basic service from his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives via fold3 (summary cards only), which also has him as G.T.L. Robinson. His wounding at Sharpsburg quoted from Major Herbert's Report, with other details from Herbert's 1906 History.1 Thanks to Kevin Pawlak for the reminder about that reference. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
08/14/1843 in AL
02/04/1877; burial in Wetumpka City Cemetery, Wetumpka, AL