Brigadier General John C. Robinson Monument (Gettysburg)
Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
Location: Doubleday Avenue at Robinson Avenue
Map Coordinates: +39° 50' 36.24", -77° 14' 30.84"
Leader of: 2nd Division, I Corps, AoP
Biography: John C. Robinson
- John Cleveland Robinson, Brevet Major-General U.S. Army, 1817 - 1897
- Commanded Second Division, First Army Corps at Gettysburg, July 1-3. 1863.
- Cadet U.S.M.A. July 1, 1835. Second Lieut. Fifth U.S. Infantry Oct. 27, 1839. First Lieut. June 18, 1846. Captain August 12, 1850. Major Second Infantry Feb. 20, 1862. Colonel Forty-third Infantry July 28, 1866. Retired May 6, 1869.
- Colonel First Michigan Infantry Sept. 1, 1861. Honorably discharged April 25, 1862.
- Brigadier-General U.S.V. April 28, 1862. Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service Sept. 1, 1866.
- Commanding First Brigade, Third Division, Third Corps in Peninsular Campaign (1862), Manassas (1862), and Fredericksburg. Second Division, First Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Mine Run Campaign. Second Division, Fifth Corps at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania.
- Awarded Medal of Honor under resolution of Congress March 28, 1894 "for most distinguished gallantry at the Battle of Laurel Hill, Va. May 8, 1864" where he was severely wounded.
- Brevetted Lieut-Colonel U.S.A. July 1, 1863 "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa." Colonel May 5, 1864 "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of the Wilderness, Va." Brigadier-General March 13, 1865 "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Spotsylvania, Va." Major-General March 13, 1865 "for gallant and meritorious services in the field during the war."
- Major-General U.S.V. June 27, 1864 "for gallant and meritorious services in the field."
Artist: Rhind, John Massey, sculptor; Jno. Williams, Inc., founder; Worden-Gilboy Company, contractor.
Dedicated: September 25, 1917
Dimensions: Sculpture: H. 180 in.; Base: W. 140 in. x D. 140 in.
Description: A bronze standing portrait of General Robinson holding his sword vertically in his proper left hand. The sculpture rests atop a square granite base adorned with a bronze plaque depicting the New York state seal.