Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
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Brigadier General
John C. Robinson

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commanding
Second Division
First Army Corps

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The monument to Brigadier General John Robinson is northwest of Gettysburg on Doubleday Avenue at Robinson Avenue. (39.843464° N, 77.241886° W; map) It was dedicated by the State of New York in 1917.

From the monument:

John Cleveland Robinson
Brevet Major-General U.S. Army
1817 - 1897
Commanded Second Division
First Army Corps at Gettysburg
July 1-3. 1863.

Cadet U.S.M.A. July 1, 1835. Second Lieut. Fifth U.S. Infantry Oct. 27, 1839. First Lieut. June 18, 1846. Captain August 12, 1850. Major Second Infantry Feb. 20, 1862. Colonel Forty-third Infantry July 28, 1866. Retired May 6, 1869.

Colonel First Michigan Infantry Sept. 1, 1861. Honorably discharged April 25, 1862.

Brigadier-General U.S.V. April 28, 1862. Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service Sept. 1, 1866.

Commanding First Brigade, Third Division, Third Corps in Peninsular Campaign (1862), Manassas (1862), and Fredericksburg. Second Division, First Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Mine Run Campaign. Second Division, Fifth Corps at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania.

Awarded Medal of Honor under resolution of Congress March 28, 1894 "for most distinguished gallantry at the Battle of Laurel Hill, Va. May 8, 1864" where he was severely wounded.

Brevetted Lieut-Colonel U.S.A. July 1, 1863 "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa." Colonel May 5, 1864 "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of the Wilderness, Va." Brigadier-General March 13, 1865 "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Spotsylvania, Va." Major-General March 13, 1865 "for gallant and meritorious services in the field during the war."

Major-General U.S.V. June 27, 1864 "for gallant and meritorious services in the field."

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