Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Just One Man

Union army soldier and Medal of Honor recipient James H Robinson died July 26th 1864.

James H Robinson was born about 1844 in Oakland County, Michigan. He was living in Victor Township, Michigan when he enlisted to fight in the Civil War. Robinson mustered as a Private into Company B of the 3rd Michigan Cavalry. At Brownsville Station, Arkansas on January 27th 1864 he defended against seven Confederate fighters, by himself; killing the leader of the group a Captain W C Stephenson. For this action Robinson was awarded the Medal of Honor April 4th 1864. He died July 26th 1864 in Memphis, Tennessee, and is buried the Memphis National Cemetery.

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