Today in Michigan Military History – A Medal of Honor Recipient From Clinton County
On January 27, 1864, James H. Robinson, a private with the 3rd Michigan Cavalry in the Union Army, took on seven guerrilla fighters, by himself, in Brownsville, Arkansas, east of Little Rock. He killed their leader and drove off the rest. This earned him the Medal of Honor. Sadly, he was killed in action on July 26th of that same year and is buried in Memphis National Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.
Private Robinson was from right around here, in Victor Township, which surrounds Lake Ovid in Sleepy Hollow State Park, and extends from Centerline Road down to Cutler Road. And, I'd never heard this story until just this week. Admittedly, there's not much more information on the internet than what I've just shared. Is there a plaque or memorial to Pvt. Robinson anywhere in Clinton County?
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