Monuments to Individuals at Gettysburg
The monument to Union Brigadier General (later Major General) John Robinson is northwest of Gettysburg on Doubleday Avenue. (Doubleday & Robinson Avenues tour map) It was dedicated by the State of New York in 1917.
Commander, 2nd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac
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
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.”
Location of the monument to John Robinson at Gettysburg
The monument to Brigadier General John Robinson is northwest of Gettysburg. It is on the east side of Doubleday Avenue at the intersection with Robinson Avenue. (39°50’36.5″N 77°14’30.8″W)
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