of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1831, England. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served 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.
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