2nd Sgt. Robert M. Robinson

Robinson, Robert M. - Pvt. 9/26/1861. Appointed 2d Sgt. May 15, 1863. Wounded and captured in 1864. Exchanged. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. 4/9/1865. (Resident of Ga. since 1850.)

Born in Fairfield District S.C. about 1841, farmer, according to CSA records. Died Sept 1st, 1932, buried at West View Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA .
The Atlanta Journal, Thurs. evening, Sep 1, 1932:


Veteran Under Lee Also Saw Service With Mosby's Raiders

Mr. Robert M. Robinson, 92, a veteran of the four years of the War Between the States, died early Thursday morning at his residence, 219 Racine Street. Though in declining health for some time, Mr. Robinson had not been seriously ill.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Calvary Methodist Church, which he helped to form, and of which he was the oldest member. Rev. Irby Henderson will officiate, and burial will be in West View Cemetery.

Born in South Carolina, Mr. Robinson settled in DeKalb County before the outbreak of the war. He served gallantly with Lee's Army in Virginia for four years, and afterwards with "Mosby's Raiders", an army formed by General Mosby, of Lexington, KY, which made reprisal raids into Pennsylvania after Appomattox, until it was disbanded. Though wounded three times, the brave Confederate came back to re-enter the fighting each time after his wounds healed.

This patriarch, who delighted in telling stories of the conflict of the Sixties, related that his captain, who came from his neighborhood near Atlanta, ordered him to stay behind another soldier, also a neighbor, who was in the habit of running away from the enemy. The captain told Mr. Robinson not to fire unless his neighbor ran away. After this, the latter, he said, became so brave that he nearly led his pursuer over into the "Yankee" breastworks.

Mr. Robinson's hobbies were playing a Stradivarius violin and wood-carving. He was so expert in wood-carving that he is said to have fashioned a watch-chain from a piece of stove wood, and a miniature merry-go-round, which will balance on a needle.

After the war he became a farmer in DeKalb County until twenty years ago when he entered the contracting business.

Surviving him are three sons, John W. and Auby Y. Robinson, both of Atlanta, and Artie Robinson, of Athens; two brothers, David, of frost, Texas, and Young Robinson, of Decatur; a sister; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Atlanta Journal, Sep 1, 1932

ROBINSON--Died, Mr. R.M. Robinson, of 219 Racine Street, S.W., September 1, 1932. He is survived by his sons, Mr. J.W. Robinson, Mr. A.Y. Robinson, Mr. D.A. Robinson, Bogart, GA., brothers Mr. M.Y. Robinson, Decatur, GA, Mr. D.K. Robinson, Frost, Texas, Mr. J.W. Robinson, Arkansas, sister, Mrs. Margaret Epperson, Orange, GA, grandchildren, Mr. Fred Robinson, Mrs. J.S. Crawford, Mrs. J.R. Cook, Gordon Bradley, Melvin Robinson, David Robinson, Sarah Robinson, and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, September 2, 1932, at 4 o'clock at Calvary M.E. Church. Rev. Irby Henderson will officiate. Interment, West View Cemetery. The gentlemen selected to serve as pall-bearers will please meet at the residence at 3:15 o'clock.

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