Gen. William W. Robinson, Jr.
born to William W. Robinson Sr, and Sarah Fisk Robinson April 2, 1846,
he died March 24, 1917 in Washington, D.C.
He was mustered in to Co E., 7th Wi Vol Inf. on March 17
and mustered out on July 3, 1865. He had been accepted to West Point in July of 1864, but was deferred until 1865
He spent his early career in the 2nd and 7th Cavalry in Arizona and Kansas, he was assigned to the 7th Cavalry at Fort Riley, KS
in 1889and spent time in the Dakota Territories. later he tranferred to the Quartermaster Corps and was assigned to oversee the building of Fort
Lawton in Seattle, WA
in 1896. He wanted a command during the Spanish-American War, but was deemed to valuable as a quartermaster. His son Edward follwed him at West Point and served in the Cavalry during the war. Edward died in 1912 from a burst appendix at Ft. Bliss, TX. Edward is buried at the Ft. Lwton Cemetery along with his grandfather William
He rose to the rank of Assistant Quartermaster General and is buried
in Arlington National Cemetery.
1.During the course of his distinguished
service of Colonel Robinson the alternative of a commission as Brigadier
was offered him or a scholarship for his son at West Point and he unhesitatingly
chose his son's advantage, the appointment being made in 1863.
from Col. William W. Robinson, Soldiers and Citizen's
Album of Biographical Record, Chicago, 1988) pp 553-6.
William Robinson, Jr.
Pictured on a CDV
as a West Point Cadet
General William Robinson - 1910