Michigan in the Civil War

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Robinson family

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The papers of the J. S. Robinson family of Jackson, Mich., include eighteen letters written by William F. Robinson to his parents (June 30, 1861-July 22, 1863) while he was serving as sergeant and finally captain in the 4th Michigan Infantry. He was wounded in action at Gettysburg and discharged for disability in May 1864. He describes a review of seven divisions in Washington, Nov. 24, 1861; Christmas, 1861; a skirmish under Colonel Woodbury while reconnoitering; and the battle of Fredericksburg.

The collection also includes one letter written by Alvan C. Lamson to William F. Robinson (Aug. 20, 1863) with news of his activities in a camp near Beverly Ford and inquiries about men in the regiment. Lamson rose from sergeant in Company H, 4th Michigan Infantry (1861) to captain (1862). He was on detached service as acting assistant inspector general from March 1863 to March 1864, the last service being with the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps.

The collection also includes miscellaneous orders and official documents.

This collection is available on microfilm for interlibrary loan.