Creator

Date Original

1864-1865

Description

This collection consists of a diary, 1864-1865.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jefferson Robinson (Robusion) was born in New York, New York, in 1835. He mustered into Company I of the Fifty-second Illinois Infantry, United States Army, as a private on September 11, 1861. At that time, he lived in Dundee, Kane County, Illinois. In March of 1864, he was promoted to hospital steward and transferred to the Second Arkansas Colored Infantry, later known as the Fifty-fourth United States Colored Infantry Regiment, then stationed at Helena, Arkansas. While with this unit, he worked with the noted Civil War surgeon, Dr. Elliott Pyle. He was later stationed in what is now North Little Rock and at Fort Smith, Arkansas. Still later, he served a tour of duty at Fort Gibson in Indian Territory. On March 21 of 1865, he received a promotion to Second Lieutenant, just before the unit returned to Little Rock, Arkansas. After the Civil War, he settled in Kansas where he was a physician in Manhattan, Riley County. In 1892 he was granted a pension for his military service. He died about 1906.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MG.00108

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Robinson, Jefferson diary, MG.00108

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Jefferson Robinson diary, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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