Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1832 Scotland.
Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863.
on board the U.S.S. Baron de Kalb, Yazoo River Expedition, 23 to 27 December
1862. Proceeding under orders up the Yazoo River, the U.S.S. Baron de Kalb,
with the object of capturing or destroying the enemy's transports, came
upon the steamers John Walsh, R. J. Locklan, Golden Age, and the Scotland
sunk on a bar where they were ordered fired. Continuing up the river, she
was fired on by the enemy, but upon returning the fire, caused the rebels
to retreat. Returning down the Yazoo, she destroyed and captured large
quantities of enemy equipment and several prisoners. Serving bravely throughout
this action, Robinson, as boatswain's mate, "d1stinguished himself in the
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)