The Resource Lewis R. A. Robinson letters

Lewis R. A. Robinson letters

Label
Lewis R. A. Robinson letters, 1861-1863
Title
Lewis R. A. Robinson letters
Inclusive dates
1861-1863
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1861-1863, from Lewis R. A. Robinson (1843-1907), Company A, 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (30th Pennsylvania Infantry), to his mother Eliza Robinson (b. ca. 1808) and his sisters in West Chester and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Topics include mail deliveries, weather, health, aid for soldiers from local residents, guard and picket duty, descriptions of marches, news of Union victories and hopes for the war's end, descriptions of casualties and captured troops at the Battle of Frayser's Farm, the bravery of the Pennsylvania troops, and his attempts to secure a furlough
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
Lewis Richard Ashurst Robinson was born 10 June 1843 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Joshua Robinson and Eliza Engels Robinson (b. ca. 1808). When the Civil War began he enlisted in Company, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, which became the 30th Pennsylvania Infantry. Robinson saw action during the war, serving until wounded at Bethesda Church on 30 May 1864. He was discharged soon after and returned to Philadelphia. After the war, Robinson worked as a brass finisher, a gas fitter, and a foreman. Robinson and his wife Mary (b. 1846) had nine children. Robinson died 30 May 1907 in Philadelphia.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Lewis R. A. Robinson letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
41
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Heritage Auctions
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001702819
Type of unit
p.

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