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Federal (USA)


Frederick Robinson

(1832 - 1882)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 5th United States Artillery, Battery D

Before Antietam

Giving his age as 21 (he was 17), a farmer, he enlisted in New York as a Private in Battery A, 4th United States Artillery on 19 September 1849 and was discharged at Fort Brady, MI on 19 September 1854 at the end of his term. He was a school teacher in Illinois for about four years, then enlisted again, on 18 August 1858, in Cornwall, VT in the US Dragoons. He was transferred to Battery D, 5th US Artillery and was a Sergeant by September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his battery at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 5th US Artillery on 30 October 1862 and fought with his battery to the end of the war; he was wounded while commanding the left section of Battery M, 5th US at Cedar Creek, VA in September 1864. He was honored by brevets to First Lieutenant and Captain, USA for his war service.

After the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 28 July 1866. In 1874 he was assigned as instructor military science at the University of Vermont. He was on sick leave by February 1882 (probably in Savannah, GA) and back with his battery at Fort Schuyler, NY by May, but died in November of that year.

References & notes

His service from the Registers,1 Heitman,2 and Henry.3 Personal details from family genealogists and The United States Army and Navy Journal and Gazette (1882). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary D Nauman (1839-1920).


03/22/1832; Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, IRELAND


11/01/1882; Lancaster, PA; burial in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, PA


1   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 048, pg. 215; Vol. 053, pg. 210  [AotW citation 28905]

2   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 838  [AotW citation 28906]

3   Henry, Guy Vernor, Military Record of Civilian Appointments in the United States Army, 2 Volumes, New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1873, Vol. 1, pg. 223  [AotW citation 28907]