Isaac Robbins

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Isaac D. Robbins

Isaac D. Robbins was born in Manchester, Dearborn County, Indiana on March 7, 1843. He was the fifth child born to Elijah and Ann Robbins. His siblings were Daniel G, Richard, Ann Eliza, and Montraville. On August 30, 1861, he enlisted as a Private in Company K, 26th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the battle at Prairie Grove, Arkansas on December 7, 1862 and the siege of Vicksburg on June 11 through July 4, 1863. He was captured at Morganza Bend, September 29, 1863 during the battle of Stirlings Plantation. He was a prisoner of war at the Confederated Camp Ford. During the parole march from Shreveport to Camp Ford, he escaped and from February through March 29, 1864, he was in the federal General Hospital in New Orleans. Following this, he was stationed at Fort Butler in Donaldsonville, Louisiana with orphan status until July 1864, when he was reunited with 26th Indiana returning from Red River Campaign. He was mustered out of service in September 21, 1864 due to his term of service having expired.

On February 8, 1865, he enlisted into Company G, 146th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant. From March through August 1865, he was involved mostly in garrison and railway duties. He was mustered out of service in August 31, 1865 in Baltimore, Maryland.

On December 1, 1870, he married Hester Ann Neal of Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana. They had four children, Pricilla Ann, John Neal, Montraville G, and Mabel E. Isaac's first wife died on July 17, 1901 and was buried at Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun, Indiana. He remarried July 7, 1905 to Florence G. True. They had one son: Richard Marion. On November 5, 1909, Isaac D. Robbins died of stomach cancer. He was buried next to his first wife, Hester, at Cedar Hedge Cemetery. Olive Branch Section, in Rising Sun, Indiana.

Photograph and Information provided by Isaac D. Robbins' great great grandsons, Timothy P. and Eric Reese, and great great great grandson, Brandon Reese. Timothy P. Reese is a past Camp Commander from the Abraham Lincoln Camp #10 and Eric and Brandon are members of the Sedgwick-Granger Camp #17. Both Camps are in the Department of California and Pacific, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Isaac D. Robbins