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John C. Robinson

Born: Apr 10, 1817

Death: Feb 18, 1897

Birthplace: Binghamton

Nationality: United States

John C. Robinson

Date of Birth : Apr 10, 1817
Date of Death : Feb 18, 1897
Birth Place : Binghamton

John Cleveland Robinson had a long and distinguished career in the United States Army, fighting in numerous wars and culminating his career as a Union Army brigadier general of volunteers and brevet major general of volunteers in the American Civil War. In 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated and the U.S. Senate confirmed Robinson's appointment to the brevet grade of major general in the regular army. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in action in 1864 near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, where he lost a leg. When he retired from the U.S. Army on May 6, 1869, he was placed on the retired list as a full rank major general, USA. After his army service, he was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1873 to 1874 and served two terms as the president of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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  • John Robinson
  • John Cleveland Robinson
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