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John Cleveland Robinson
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General John C. Robinson
Born (1817-04-10)April 10, 1817
Binghamton, New York
Died February 18, 1897(1897-02-18) (aged 79)
Binghamton, New York
Place of burial
Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1839–1869
Rank Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Major General
Unit United States Commander, Vcorpsbadge2.png 2nd Division, V Corps, Army of the Potomac
Commands held 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (3 Years)
Battles/wars Seminole Wars
Mexican–American War

American Civil War

Awards Medal of Honor
Other work Lieutenant Governor of New York

John Cleveland Robinson (April 10, 1817 – February 18, 1897) had a long and distinguished career in the United States Army, fighting in numerous wars and culminating his career as a Union Army brigadier general of volunteers and brevet major general of volunteers in the American Civil War. In 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated and the U.S. Senate confirmed Robinson's appointment to the brevet grade of major general in the regular army. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in action in 1864 near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, where he lost a leg. When he retired from the U.S. Army on May 6, 1869, he was placed on the retired list as a full rank major general, USA. After his army service, he was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1873 to 1874 and served two terms as the president of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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