|Birth||Feb. 24, 1842|
|Death||Nov. 19, 1919|
|Unit||12th Iowa Infantry, Company K|
Private Alonzo Robinson
Company K, 12th Iowa Infantry
Robinson was born in Pennsylvania on February 24, 1842. He was living in Mitchell County, Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on October 20, 1861. Robinson was mustered on November 25, 1861. He served about 14 months before being discharged on January 15, 1863 at St Louis.
The 12th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Dubuque on November 25, 1861. The unit was part of the capture of Fort Donelson (TN) (February 12-16, 1862) and suffered heavy casualties at the Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862). On April 6, 1862 the regiment lost 15 soldiers, 62 were wounded, 91 were captured, and 319 were reported missing. Private Robinson was one of the captured soldiers. Most of the captured soldiers were paroled on October 26, 1862 and exchanged on November 10, 1862 at Benton Barracks in St Louis. Robinson was discharged from the regiment on January 15, 1863.
Robinson died on November 19, 1919. He is buried in the Dix Cemetery in Dix (Kimball County), Nebraska. He was one of the last members of the Harker Post (#51) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Wilber, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Farragut Post (#25) of the GAR in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.