Re: [civilwarwest] Gen. James S. Robinson/ 82nd Ohio Infantry
- KentIt was written by a captain of an Illinois regiment in April 1865 in a private letter. I am just trying to find out ifanyone else ever made that same allegation?JoeIn a message dated 9/29/2008 7:10:16 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, sixthky@bellsouth. net writes:
I have a letter that accuses Gen. James S. Robinson, former colonel of the 82nd Ohio of being distinguished by controversy and drunkenness. Has anyone see similar allegations before?ThanksJoeJoe...who wrote the letter and when was it written? A descendant of Robinson lives here in Mansfield Ohio and I can get message to him about this if you can provide more details.Kent Dorr
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- KentRegarding the letter about General Robinson, I believe that the letter actually states that his former regiment, and not he, was distinguished by controversy and drunkenness. It was originally written in German and translated by someone else. After obtaining the original untranslated letter it appears that the translation I had was incorrect and was not referring to Gen. Robinson. The reason I asked if anyone had seen any similar allegations is because my prior research did not reveal that these allegations were true for Gen. Robinson. I have not found anything to indicate the same was true for the 82nd Ohio but wanted to see if anyone else had any information about this allegation.Joe