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Augustus I. Robbins
Born (1839-11-17)November 17, 1839
Died September 16, 1909(1909-09-16) (aged 69)
Place of birth Grafton, Vermont, United States
Place of death Lakewood, New Jersey, United States
Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Lakewood, New Jersey
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Second Lieutenant
Unit Company B, 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Augustus I. Robbins (November 17, 1839 – September 15, 1909) was an American soldier who fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for valor.

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Robbins received the Medal of Honor on March 24, 1892 for his actions at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on May 12, 1864 while with Company B of the 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment.[1]

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Citation:

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant Augustus J. Robbins, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 12 May 1864, while serving with Company B, 2d Vermont Infantry, in action at Spotsylvania, Virginia. While voluntarily serving as a staff officer, Second Lieutenant Robbins successfully withdrew a regiment across and around a severely exposed position to the rest of the command; was severely wounded.[2]

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