|Birth||June 11, 1842|
|Death||Jan. 28, 1931|
|Unit||143rd New York Infantry, Company A|
Private Levi Robertson
Company A, 143rd New York Infantry
Robertson was born in Robertsonville, New York on June 11, 1842. He enlisted in the regiment at Monticello, New York on August 14, 1862. He was mustered on October 8, 1862 and served about 34 months. He was discharged on July 20, 1865 at Washington DC.
The 143rd New York Infantry was organized and mustered at Monicello, New York on October 8, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was assigned to the Atlanta (GA) Campaign from May 1 through September 8, 1864. During that campaign, the unit fought at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek (July 19-20) and the Siege of Atlanta (July 22-August 25). In addition the regiment was part of General’s Sherman “March to the Sea” in late 1864 and the Campaign of the Carolinas in 1865. The outfit participated in the Grand Review of the Troops in Washington DC on May 24, 1865.
Robertson died on January 28, 1931 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Franklin Cemetery in Franklin (Franklin County), Nebraska. Robertson was a member of the Franklin Post (#136) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Franklin.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.