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1st Sgt. George ROBSON

Ringgold's Battalion and Company "E" 22nd Regiment PA Calvary

Civil War Veteran

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Transcribed and submitted Aug 28, 2006 by Karen Souhrada
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Records for George ROBSON, a resident of Washington Co., Pennsylvania.

Military Pension #1046713. The following information is for my ancestor GEORGE ROBSON, and was extracted from his pension records file, and subsequent widow's pension records, for his Union service during the Civil War.

"It is hereby certified that in conformity with the laws of the United States GEORGE ROBSON who was a 1st Sergeant Ringgolds Battalion Pennsylvania Cavalry and Company 'E' 22nd Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry, is entitled to a pension at the rate of thirty dollars per month to commence January 26, 1914." [Note: Following his death, his widow MARGARET ROBSON was paid a widow's pension at the rate of $25 per month until her death April 28, 1920] 
Name: GEORGE ROBSON [brother of HENRY ROBSON; brother-in-law to JOHN & SAMUEL ATCHESON all mustered out of service with Company 'E' of the 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry]; [residence in 1898 given as 2835 Larkins Alley, Pittsburgh, So.] 

Born: January 26, 1839 Luzern, PA Died: September 15, 1916 at 2239 Brownsville Rd., Carrick, Pennsylvania 

Enlistment: Monongahela City on the 12th day of September, 1862, as a private in Company 'D' 22nd Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry; for term of 3 years; at muster out was shown on roll of Company 'E' with note that he transferred into this company March or April of 1864. From enlistment to muster out, he held the rank of private, sergeant, 1st sergeant. Shown on the rolls as present during the enlistment period, except for December 31, 1862 when shown as in the hospital, sick; and June 30, 1864 shown as "with General Hunter in the valley". 

Discharge: Honorably on 19th day of July 1865 at New Creek, W. Virginia. 

Physical Description At Time Of Enlistment: 5'8" tall, light complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair, and occupation listed as coal miner. 

Wife's Name: SARAH CLARINDA ATCHESON ROBSON; b. 4/12/1842-44 at Gastonville, Washington county, PA.; died April 28, 1920 at 2239 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 

Marriage: at Limetown, near Gastonville, PA, Washington county, on June 27, 1860 by Justice of the Peace Wilson Kerr; neither previously having been married, hence no impediment to the marriage. 

Other Pension Witnesses: WILLIAM T. WAITE (son-in-law; residence in 1916 at 2239 Brownsville Rd., Carrick, PA), JAMES L. ROBSON (son, residence in 1916 as 201 Giffin Ave., Mt. Oliver, PA) 

Children of Marriage: SUSAN, b. 9/13/1861; MARGARET, b. 12/16/1864 (Cumberland, MD); JAMES L. ROBSON, b. 2/20/1867; CATHERINE, b. 7/3/1869; MINNIE, b. 1/20/1873; GEORGE ALBERT, b. 10/11/1875; J. EDWARD, b. 1/3/1882 

Residences since leaving the service: Monongahela City from 1865 to 1868; in Pittsburg, PA ever since (dated 1912)

[Form copyrighted 1890, and so this veteran would have been around the age of 51 and reflecting back to his service days when he was 23 years old.] 

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This Blank is to be used by the Comrade and Post Historian In preparing the Sketch to be transcribed to the Record Book. 
Full Name: George Robson U.S.A.

When & Where Born: January 26, 1839, Louzern Co., Pennsylvania

When did you first enter the service? On the 12th day of September, 1862.

Where did you first enter the service? At Monongahela City, Washington County, Pa

What was your rank upon entering the service? Second Duty Sergt.

What was your Company, Regiment, Battery, or Ship? 'E', 22nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Cav. (Ringgolds)

What offices or ranks did you hold while in the service? First Sergt.

What was your rank at close of the war. 1st General Duty Officer

Did you re-enlist or were you again commissioned? No

To what organization were you at any time transferred and when? None

When were you finally discharged, and where? On nineteenth day of July, 1865 at New Creek, W. Va.

By reason of what were you finally discharged? General Order No. 83, C.S.A.G.O. War Dept.

What was the first battle in which you were engaged? Stumps Mills, W. Va., near Moorefield November 9th, 1862 State second, third &etc., including all engagements in which you participated: Moorefield Nov. 30th, 1862; Winchester, December 25, 1862. Principle Battles: Petersburg, W. Va., January 3rd, 1864; Piedmont, Va., June 5th 1864; Lexington, Va., June 12, 1864; Lynchburg, Va., June 18th & 19th, 1864; Opequan Creek, August 20th, 1864; Fishers Hill, September 22nd, 1864; Mount Jackson & Cedar Creek, W. Va., October 19th, 1864; I can not give you one half the engagements ...... I forgot Gettysburg 2, 3 &4 of July. 

....of your most intimate comrades in the service? Were John & Samuel Atcheson, ..., John M. Sutman, James Boy(d), Clinton Teeple & ...[missing sections due to age] 

...most important events in your service? The Hunters Raid to the Rear of Richmond and Lynchburg, W. Va.

Is there any other matter or event in connection with your military or naval services? If so, state it fully but concisely? During my 3 years service I participated in 48 battles & scirmishes, but the principle ones were Winchester, Fisher Hill, Cedar Creek, Piedmont, Monocacy Junction, Md. July 10th, 1864. 

My Dear Comrade I hope you will excuse my poor writing and try and make this out. With my Kindest Regards, I Remain Your Obedient Servant, George Robson No. 2835 Larkins Alley, Pittsburg SS, Penna.

Burial information found to show the following:
[Source: Susinskas, Joan & Mary. "Deaths of Indigent Soldiers Allegheny County, 1885-1917," in Lists & Indexes to the Legal, Court, and Municipal Records of Allegheny County, PA, vol. 2 (Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Law Library, 1984), page 64. ]
- ROBSON, Geo.; burial 1916 [burial in the Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg, PA; (old section) Lot 240, Section A


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