Sergeant Isaac D. Robbins
26th Indiana Infantry
146th Indiana Infantry
Isaac D. Robbins had the distinction of being an escaped prisoner of war and enlisting in two different units. On August 30, 1861, he enlisted in Company K of the 26th Infantry of Indiana Volunteers. He fought at Prairie Grove, Arkansas on December 7, 1862. He participated in the Siege of Vicksburg from June 11, 1863 to July 4, 1863. While fighting in the Battle of Stirlings Plantation in Louisiana, he was captured on September 29, 1863. He was sent to Camp Ford in Tyler, Texas which was a Confederate prison. In January 1864, he escaped from a parole camp in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was discharged in September 1864, and he re-enlisted in Company G of the 146th Infantry of Indiana Volunteers in March 1865 as a Sergeant. He was mustered out in Baltimore, Maryland on August 24, 1865.
Elijah C. Robbins, his father, was born in Germany in 1803. Ann Grinham, his mother, was born in England in 1808. Isaac was born on March 7, 1843 in Manchester, Indiana. His siblings were Daniel G., Richard, Ann Eliza, and Montraville. Montraville Robbins served in Company K of the 68th Infantry of Indiana Volunteers which fought at Chickamauga. Isaac Robbins married Hester Ann Neal in 1870, and they had four children named Priscella Ann, John Neal, Montraville, and Mabel E. After the death of his first wife, Isaac Robbins married Florence G. True in 1905. They had one child which they named Richard Marion. Isaac Robbins died of stomach cancer on November 5, 1909. He was buried in Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun, Indiana.
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