Thursday, May 6, 2010

Joseph Robinson.

Joseph Robinson.

Birth: Oct. 12, 1847.
Death: Dec. 18, 1917.

Photo provided by Leon Basile.

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Ireland, he served as a First Sergeant in Company D, 3rd U.S. Cavalry. At Rosebud River, Montana, June 17, 1876, First Sergeant Robinson's detachment was attacked by a group of hostile Indians. While in charge of his troopers on the line under heavy fire, with proper judgment and great coolness, he brought up the lead horses at a critical moment. For gallantry in action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on January 23, 1880.

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