|Birth||Sept. 30, 1847|
|Death||May 31, 1934|
|Unit||17th Iowa Infantry, Company G|
Private William A Robinson
Company G, 31st Iowa Infantry
Company G, 17th Iowa Infantry
Robinson was born in Iowa on September 30, 1847. He was residing in Davenport (Scott County), Iowa when the 17 year old enlisted in the 31st Iowa Infantry. Robinson served less than 1 month before transferring to the 17th Iowa Infantry on January 1, 1865. Iowa Civil War sources indicate that the transfer date was estimated. Robinson served about 19 months. He was discharged on July 25, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Robinson joined the 17th Iowa Infantry after their historic “March to the Sea” in late 1864. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several historic events. Some of them include:
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
He died on May 31, 1934 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Hartington Cemetery in Hartington (Cedar County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.