Milton S. Robinson

Milton S. Robinson
Born (1832-04-20)April 20, 1832
Versailles, Indiana
Died July 28, 1892(1892-07-28) (aged 60)
Anderson, Indiana
Place of burial Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Indiana
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 18611865
Rank Brevet Brigadier General
Commands held 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland

American Civil War

Other work United States Congressman, lawyer, judge

Milton Stapp Robinson (April 20, 1832 July 28, 1892) was an Indiana lawyer, politician, judge, and soldier. He was a brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War and a postbellum U.S. Representative.


During the Civil War, he entered the Union Army in September 1861 as the lieutenant colonel of the 47th Indiana Infantry. Soon he was promoted to colonel of the 75th Indiana Infantry, which he led during the December 1862 Battle of Stones River near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Robinson then commanded the 2nd Brigade, 4th Division of the XIV Corps at the September 1863 Battle of Chickamauga. He was brevetted as a brigadier general in the omnibus promotions at the end of the war, dating from March 13, 1865.

After the war, he served in the Indiana State Senate 1866-1870. He was delegate to the 1872 Republican National Convention. Robinson was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1878 and resumed the practice of law in Madison County, Indiana.

Robinson was appointed associate justice of the appellate court of Indiana in March 1891. He was subsequently appointed chief justice and served until his death in Anderson, Indiana, on July 28, 1892. He was interred in Maplewood Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Morton C. Hunter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
William R. Myers
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