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Revised 6/21/2012

RICH, GEORGE W, Co G, corporal.  This man applied for an invalid pension in 1881 but it was denied.  He has no records in the muster rolls of the 7th Tennessee.

RICHARDSON, JASPER N, Companies E & C, private/duty sergeant, enlisted for 3 years by Captain Parsons on 6/28/62 in Huntingdon, TN and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 22 (b. 1/29/1841).  He was 6’ tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN.  He received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  Richardson was one of the 100 or more men who went AWOL from the forts on the Mississippi/Tennessee line in June 1863.  He left Grand Junction, TN on 6/30/63 and was captured in West Tennessee on 6/21/63 and taken to prison in Richmond, VA on 8/22/63.  Hospitalized in Richmond with diarrhea, he was paroled through City Point, VA on 9/23/63.  Hospitalized in Annapolis, MD from September 1863 through February 1864, he was in Camp Chase, OH in March and April 1864.  Richardson was discharged with the regiment when it disbanded at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65.  He married Melinda Arnold Knight in Weakley Co, TN about 1857.  In Henderson Co, TN by the 1870 census, he received a letter of dismissal from the Holly Springs Baptist Church in Carroll Co, TN in June 1875.  In 1880 he was in the Clay Co, MO census with his 2nd wife, Savannah Barger Derryberry, widow of Williamson A Derryberry of Co G who died in Dunklin Co, MO.  Richardson died on 3/2/1888 in Dunklin Co, MO.  His wife applied for and received a widow's pension in 1892.  MR #1467

RICHARDSON, WILLIAM, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 8/20/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN of 9/24/62.  He was absent sick from February 1863 through February 1864 and was discharged retroactively to 2/20/63.  Richardson was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Carroll Co, TN.  MR #1468

RIDINGS, THOMAS H, Companies K, B & C, private, enlisted for 3 years in Henderson Co, TN on 6/1/63 by Captain Beatty, at age 19 and may have been in the Confederate Army previously.  He was 5’9” tall, light complexion, hazel eyes, light hair, a farmer (blacksmith, census).  Ridings deserted at Saulsbury, TN on 8/21/63 but returned by November of 1863.  He lost half of two months pay in a regimental court-martial, presumable over the desertion.  There is no evidence in the muster rolls that he was surrendered with the regiment at Union City TN on 3/24/64.  The men not captured were stationed mostly in Columbus, KY in the spring and summer of 1864 and in Paducah, KY in the fall.  Ridings transferred to Co C in 1864 and was in the hospital the same year.  He was discharged with the regiment when it disbanded at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65.  After the war he resided in Gibson Co, TN and married Nancy Taylor.  Ridings is said to be the son of Absalom and Sarah Gately Ridings.  MR #1470

RIGGS, JAMES, Co C, private, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN on 8/25/62 and at Jackson, TN on 9/5/62 at age 24.  He was a resident of Decatur Co, TN in 1860.  Riggs deserted at Jackson, TN on 3/5/63 and enlisted in Co C, 2nd TN Mounted infantry on 1/6/64 and mustered in June 1864 as “James W Riggs,” age 35.  In the 1890 veterans’ census he lived in Decatur Co, TN near the Gennett PO and listed his regiment as the 2nd Tennessee.  His parents were J W and Zelpha Riggs.  MR #1473

RILES, ALFRED, Co C, pvt, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN on 12/1/62.  After the battles of Lexington and Trenton, TN in December 1862, the men not captured were stationed at Jackson, TN.  Riles died there of pneumonia on 2/14/63.  MR #1474

RILES, JAMES C, Co A, private, enlisted for 3 years in Jackson, TN on 8/18/62 and mustered same day.  He was 25/27 years old and furnished his own horse and equipment worth $75.  Riles was one of the 100 or more men who went AWOL from the forts on the Mississippi/Tennessee line in June 1863.  He left on 6/20/63 and was captured by the Confederates.  Imprisoned in Richmond, VA, he died of small pox on 3/7/64.  In later years Captain Hays “remembered” that he had sent Riles on scout with Co C.  His widow, Eliza J Riles, applied for a pension in 1869.  She is on the 1883 pensioners list as receiving $8 per month and is unmarried in the 1890 veteran’s census.  MR #1475

RINGOLD, WARREN, Co A, corporal, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN by Major Smith on 8/9/62 and mustered at Jackson, TN on 8/18/62 at age 28.  He was 5’11” tall, fair complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, born in Pitt Co, NC, a farmer.  He furnished his own horse and equipment and received a bounty for enlistment.  Ringold participated in the battles of Lexington and Trenton, TN in December 1862.  He was captured and paroled at Trenton, TN and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio to await exchange.  While there he was hospitalized for chronic inflammation of the liver.  No discharge is recorded in the muster rolls.  In 1865 Ringold lived in Henderson Co, TN and owned 515 acres worth $1020.  He was the son of Thomas and Mourning Ringold of Henderson Co, TN.  His mother applied for a dependent parent pension in 1880.  MR #1477

RITTER, HENRY, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 9/4/62 at age 17 (census).  He was AWOL on 1/1/63, after the battles of Lexington and Trenton, TN but returned to duty on 1/1/64.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Ritter was imprisoned in Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died on 8/17/64 of acute diarrhea.  He is presumed buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery.  He was the son of Everett E and Rebecca Autry Ritter of Carroll Co, residents of Carroll Co, TN.  Everett Ritter applied for a dependent father’s pension in 1878 and his mother later applied for a pension, as well.  MR #1479

RITTER, JAMES, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 9/4/62 at age 27 (census).  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton on 12/20/1862, Ritter spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  These men were exchanged from June through September, 1863.  Although Ritter was exchanged he did not return to his company.  There is no further information in his file.  He appears to be the son of Moase and Mary Jane Autry Ritter of Carroll Co, TN and the husband of Elzy Burns (m. 1861).  MR #1480

RITTER, JOHN, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years at about age 22 (census).  There is no record of his enrollment and muster.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Ritter was imprisoned in Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died on 5/5/64 of fibrous inflammation.  He is presumed buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery among the unknown.  The son of Everett and Rebecca Autry Ritter, he was brother to Henry Ritter who also died at Andersonville, 12 days earlier.  MR #1481

ROACH, JOHN W, Co K, private, enlisted for 3 years on 5/18/63 at age 25/35.  He was 5’7” tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, a farmer, born in Decatur Co, TN.  Roach was AWOL from 1/16/64 through 3/20/64.  Unfortunately for him, he returned four days before the regiment was captured at Union City, TN on 3/24/64.  Roach was imprisoned in Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died on 8/28/64 of ana.  He is presumed buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery among the unknown.  Roach’s widow, Margaret A McGary, applied for a pension in the late 60s, and there is a minor’s pension from the 1870s with Troy W Jones as guardian.  MR # 1483

ROARK, HENRY M(ARION), Co G, 3rd duty sergeant, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/5/62 at age 34 (b. 7/20/1828).  A resident of the 13th district of Carroll Co, TN, he furnished his own horse and equipment.  He was promoted to sergeant on 9/28/62.  There is no indication in the records as to whether Roark was in the battles of Lexington and Trenton, TN or spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase, OH.  He served out his one year enlistment and mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  The son of Elijah and Lucy Joyner Roark, he was married to Elizabeth Brandon in 1854.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1883.  Roark lived near the Clarksburg, TN Post Office in the 1890 census and reported “disease of the lungs.”  He died on 2/20/1898 and is buried in Sellers Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN with a military marker.  His widow, Elizabeth Roark, applied for a pension in March 1898.  MR #1488

ROBBINS, JOSEPH A, Co C, private, enlisted for 3 years in Saulsbury, TN on 10/1/63 and mustered at Union City, TN on 12/21/63 at about 26.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Robbins was a prisoner in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Released through Jacksonville, FL on 4/28/65, he was sent to Camp Chase, OH.  He was discharged there on 6/27/65 undoubtedly due to disability from his prison experience.  Robbins, and his wife Mary A, lived in Henderson Co, TN in the 1870 census.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1906 and died the same year.  He is buried in the Crowell Chapel Cemetery in Henderson Co, TN.  His widow, Nancy J Robbins in July 1906.  MR #1489

ROBERTS, CHARLES, Co A, private, enlisted in Corinth, MS on 9/1/63.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Roberts was imprisoned in Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died on 8/3/64 of scrobutus.  He is probably buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery among the unknowns.  No other information is in his muster roll.  His mother applied for a dependent mother's pension in 1868 but it was denied.  MR #1498

ROBERTS, F(ANTEROY or FRANCIS) R, Co F, corporal, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 9/12/62 at age 20/21 (b. 6/16/1842).  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862, Roberts never reported to parole camp.  A later request for an honorable discharge was denied.  A resident of Carroll Co, TN, he was the son of Amos and Sarah Benford Roberts and husband to Martha Jane Petty Roberts.  He died of pellagra in Cedar Grove, Carroll Co, TN on 8/21/1918 and is buried in Palmer’s Shelter Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN.  MR #1499

ROBERTS, (LA)FAYETTE M, Co D, private, enlisted in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/10/62 at age 18.  He died at home in Carroll or Henderson Co, TN (both given) on 12/10/62.  MR #1500

ROBERTS, J G, Co I, private, enlisted in Union City, TN on 12/1/63 and mustered there on 12/15/63.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was imprisoned in Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died on 11/13/64 of scrobutus.  Roberts was buried in grave #11995 in the Andersonville National Cemetery.  MR #1501 

ROBERTS, JAMES, Co D, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered on 9/24/62 at Trenton, TN at age 24.  A resident of Carroll Co, he furnished his own horse and equipment.  Roberts died in the hospital at Saulsbury, TN on 8/3/63.  Originally buried at Saulsbury, he was removed to B-303 in the National Cemetery in Corinth, MS.  His widow was Margaret Rogers Roberts, whom he married in 1858.  She remarried George Hollowell.  There is a minor's pension from 1871.  MR #1502

ROBERTS, JAMES M, Co D, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862, he most likely spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  These men were exchanged from June through September, 1863.  Roberts served out his one year enlistment and mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  He re-enlisted in Co G, 2nd TN Mounted Infantry.  Roberts applied for an invalid pension in October 1890.  His wife applied for a widow's pension.  MR #1503

ROBERTS, WILLIAM, Company B, private, enlisted for 3 years in Carroll Co, TN on 8/20/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/26/62.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  There is nothing further in his file.  His widow and minor applied for and received pensions in 1866 so he must have died during, or shortly after, the war.  MR #1504

ROBERTS, WILLIAM, Companies G & D, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 at age 22.  He transferred from G to D by 10/26/62.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862, Roberts spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  Roberts went AWOL from parole camp on 7/9/63 and did not return to duty.  MR #1505

ROBERTSON, ASA R, Co B, private, enlisted in Paducah, KY by Lieutenant Crockett on 10/9/64 at age 18.  He was 5’10” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, born in Dyer Co, TN, a farmer.  Robertson entered the hospital almost immediately upon enlistment.  He deserted about two months later on 12/25/64 but returned to Paducah, KY in 1865.  Robertson mustered out with the regiment at Nashville, TN on 8/7/65 when the regiment disbanded.  In 1880 he applied for an invalid pension  while living in Arkansas.  He died on 2/11/1926 in Gainsville, TX.  His widow, Polly Ann Robertson, applied for a pension while living in Oklahoma in March 1926.  MR #1506

ROBESON (ROBERSON, ROBINSON), J(EPTHA) L(AFAYETTE), Companies F & C, private/2nd lieutenant, enlisted for 1 year in Co F in Carroll Co, TN on 9/1/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 at age 26.  He was 5’11 ¾” tall, fair complexion, brown eyes, dark hair, a steamship pilot, born in Carroll Co, TN in 1834.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Captured and paroled at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/62, Robeson spent time in parole camp at Columbus, OH (Camp Chase) awaiting exchange.  He was sent to Nashville in September 1863 to be mustered out.  In less than a month (11/15/63), Robeson re-enlisted, this time for 3 years.  He accepted an appointment to 2nd Lieutenant of Co M from the Governor of Tennessee and was on duty in that position by 1/1/64.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he spent time in officers’ prison in Macon, GA and at Camp Asylum, Columbia, SC.  Released through North East Ferry, NC (Wilmington) on 3/1/65, Robeson arrived in Maryland on the steamer “General Sedwick” and was taken to Camp Parole.  By April, he was at Camp Chase, OH.   On 6/27/1865 he was transferred to Co B by Special Order #36 and took command on 6/28/65 from Lieutenant Helmer.  Robeson mustered out with the regiment at Nashville, TN on 8/7/65 when the regiment disbanded.  He died in 1888 and is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN without a military marker.  Robeson married Sarah Hall and his widow, Sadie M Robeson, applied for pension in November 1888.  He was the son of Robert Amzi and Frances Matilda Bledsoe Robeson and brother to John Terrell Colfax Robinson.  MR #1509

ROBESON (ROBERSON, ROBINSON), JOHN T(ERRELL) C(OLFAX), Co F, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 at age 24/25.  He was a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862, he most likely spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  These men were exchanged from June through September, 1863.  Robeson’s one year enlistment ended and he mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant by Governor Andrew Johnson of Tennessee on 11/15/63 and sent to Union City, TN to serve in Co H then Co  C.  Robeson had a servant with him in the military.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he had not mustered at the time.  Paroled 12/16/64 at Charleston, SC, he received two months pay for October and November from “Major” Sherman.  By April of 1865 he was in Paducah, KY with the regiment and was ordered to a detachment of the 7th Tennessee at Smithland, KY.  Their duty included the protection of telegraph lines.  Promoted to Captain of Company C on 8/3/65, he served 7 days before mustering out with the regiment at Nashville, TN on 8/7/65 when the regiment disbanded.  Robeson went into politics and became a U S Consul, serving in Scotland, Syria, Tripoli and around the world.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1891 and died in 1906  He is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Huntingdon, TN.  The son of Robert Amzi and Frances Matilda Bledsoe Robeson and brother to Jeptha Layfayette Robinson, he married Elizabeth Hall.  His picture is in the officers’ biographies in “Hawkins’ Tories.”  MR #1510

ROBINSON, ALFRED B(REWER), Co D, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/14/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 at age 35.  He was 5’7” tall, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862, he most likely spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  These men were exchanged from June through September, 1863.  He served out his one year enlistment and mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  By 1880 Robinson had moved to Cooke Co, TX.  In the 1890 veterans’ census he was living near the “Bulcher” Post Office in northwest Cooke Co, TX.  He reported that he was “disable to work.”  Robinson applied for an invalid pension the same year and died in 1903.  He had married Elizabeth Jackson in 1847.  MR #1511

ROBINSON, ANDREW J, Co C, private.  He was a refugee resident of Granville, IL when he enlisted and mustered in Paducah, KY on 1/6/65 at age 29.  He was 5’10” tall, fair complexion, hazel or black eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN.  Robinson mustered out with the regiment at Nashville, TN on 8/7/65 when the regiment disbanded.  In 1879 he applied for an invalid pension.  His widow, Margaret Robinson, applied for a pension while living in Illinois in July 1891.  MR #1512

ROBINSON, DAVID, Co A, private, enlisted for 3 years and mustered in Saulsbury, TN on 10/20/63 at age 18/20.  He received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  Robinson enlisted in the 17th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry under the name William Blondell and deserted on 7/25/62 before joining the 7th Tennessee.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was imprisoned in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Paroled on 2/26/65 through North East Ferry, NC, he arrived in Baltimore, MD on Tuesday 3/7/65 according to the New York Times.  While in the hospital he gave his wife, Malinda Robinson of Scotts Hill, Decatur Co, TN, as his nearest relative.  She was the former Malinda Morgan.   Robinson mustered out with the regiment at Nashville, TN on 8/7/65 when the regiment disbanded.  He applied for and received an invalid pension in 1880.  He died in Chitopa, Kansas on 10/19/1913 and is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery.  His wife applied for a widow's pension in 1913.  MR #1514

ROBINSON, HENRY L, Co D, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 at age 26.  He was 6’1/4” tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862, he most likely spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  These men were exchanged from June through September, 1863.  He served out his one year enlistment and mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  MR #1515

ROBINSON, JAMES, Co C, private, enlisted by Lieutenant Neely for 1 year and mustered in Paducah, KY on 3/1/65 at age 45.  At the time of his enlistment he was living as a refugee resident of Trivoli, IL.  He was 6’1” tall, fair complexion, grey eyes, auburn hair, a farmer, born in Dickson Co, TN.  Robinson mustered out with the regiment at Nashville, TN on 8/7/65 when the regiment disbanded.  He applied for and received an invalid pension in 1890.  MR #1518

ROBINSON (ROBERTSON), JAMES ANDERSON B, Co D, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered in Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 at age 21.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton on 12/20/1862, he most likely spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  These men were exchanged from June through September, 1863.  He served out his one year enlistment and mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  Robinson married Martha Jane Haywood in 1866.  He is thought to have died in Pulaski Co, Arkansas.  There is a minor’s pension application in May 1899 for John A, et al that was denied.  MR #1519

ROBINSON (ROBERTSON), LEMUEL (C), Co D, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered in Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 at age 18.  He furnished his own horse and equipment worth $100.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton on 12/20/1862, he most likely spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  These men were exchanged from June through September, 1863.  He served out his one year enlistment and mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  Robinson then joined Co K, 2nd TN Mounted Infantry, where he served as a sergeant until 1865.  He married Mary Loving in 1867 and Evaline (Exey) Suggs King in 1871.  They moved to Yell Co, AR after the 1880 census.  Robinson died in Belleville, Yell Co, AR on 11/7/1918 and is buried in the Mountain Springs Cemetery with a military marker for the 2nd TN Mounted Infantry.  His widow applied for a pension in 1918.  Robinson was the son of Alfred D and Mary Rust Robinson.   MR #1520

ROBINSON (ROBERTSON), WILIE D(EWITT), Co D, 4th sergeant/sergeant, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/14/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 at age 29.  He was 5’8” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN.  Robinson was appointed sergeant on 9/29/62.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862, he most likely spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  These men were exchanged from June through September, 1863.  He served out his one year enlistment and mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  Robinson, the son of Alfred D and Mary Rust Robinson, married Julia A Jones in 1851.  He was brother to Lemuel Rust of Co C.  MR #1521

ROBINSON (ROBERTSON), WILLIAM V(INCENT), Co D, private, enlisted in Carroll Co, TN on 8/14/62 at age 21.  He was in the hospital by June of 1863.  Robinson served out his one year enlistment and mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  In the 1890 veterans' census he lived near the Maple Grove Post Office in Carroll Co, TN and complained of problems from a gunshot wound and sore eyes.  Robinson applied for an invalid pension.  In 1910 he was living in the 18th District of Carroll Co, TN and had been married 16 years to Rosa Lee Hargrove Bridges.  He could not read or write.  He died about 1917 in Carroll Co, TN and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery with a military marker.  His wife, Rosa, applied for a widow’s pension in 1917.  MR #1522

ROBINSON (ROBERTSON), WILLIAM M, Companies E & C, private, enlisted for 1 year in Paducah, KY at age 26 while a refugee resident of Granville, IL.  He was 5’11” tall, fair complexion, blue or hazel eyes, dark or amber hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN.  He was in several skirmishes but no battles and mostly served as a scout.  Sick in the hospital at Paducah, KY for about two weeks, he did not receive a discharge but mustered out through Nashville, TN on 8/14/65, a few days after most of the regiment.  Robinson returned to Carroll Co, TN on a freight car.  Once home he farmed and served as a local preacher for the Methodist Episcopal Church South.  He married Nancy Victory Barnes.  In 1889 he joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and listed his residence as Frawley, TN.  In 1890 Robinson still lived near the Frawley Post Office and reported “evil resulting from pneumonia and fever settling in legs.”  He applied for a pension in 1890.  Sometime in the early 1900s, while living in Buena Vista, TN, Robinson filled out a Civil War Questionnaire.  He listed his parents as Thomas F Robinson and “Susaner” Smothers, daughter of Jacob and Nancy Smothers.  He died in Buena Vista, TN on 9/13/1924 and is buried in the Palestine Cemetery in Benton Co, TN with a military marker.  MR #1523

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