Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1831, England.
Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Howquah on the occasion of the
destruction of the blockade runner, Lynx, off Wilmington, 25 September
1864. Performing his duty faithfully under the most trying circumstances,
Robinson stood firmly at his post in the midst of a crossfire from the
rebel shore batteries and our own vessels.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)