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 - i : i BlTGLEXt ED ROBIKSOU". A Xoatnfnl Soldier...
i : i BlTGLEXt ED ROBIKSOU". A Xoatnfnl Soldier Was Has Bi deared Himself to His - Comrades, y ' BUGLER ED ROBINSON.' Yesterday- Yesterday- half a doaen -f -f urloughed soldiers soldiers from 6a van nah and the Second Louisiana Louisiana Regiment arrived In the city, and among the: number was -Bugler -Bugler E. .H, Robinson, known among hla comrades -of -of Company C as "Ned," and admired and loved by them all for hla sterling qualities and manly behavior.' He la only a lad of 17. but as Is a soldier every inch. When a boy of but 14 he became Identified with the old " Fourth Battalion as a ' bugler. He comes from a -family -family of soldiers, and the love for troops ' and army life ' waa handed down to him by bis father, the late Major yv. ' M. . Robinson, once city editor of .the Picayune. . The young bugler faithfully performed the, duties .one of his position wsd called upon to perform, and when the Pourth Battalion became a battalion of the Second ' Louisiana Regiment Regiment he begged ' for permission to be allowed to aevonrpany .tne command. The necessary formal sanction . of - his enlistment enlistment wss granted, and Bugler Robinson went before the examining - of fleer. ' He passed perfectly, having already shown signs of the physical development which has been . horned on by tne free'; open air life and regularity required of soldiers soldiers In camp. The sous of the semi-tropics semi-tropics semi-tropics have corned him brown, and the exercise hardened the - muscles' of the youth, .and aa a result he is, at 17 years of age, a typical American soldier. - When the. Second Regiment . went Into camp at the Fair grounds the young bugler bugler .had . the honor of receiving . a visit from Captain Steven O" Conner, of - the Twenty-third Twenty-third Twenty-third Infantry, afterwards mentioned mentioned in General Arthus'a report for con-sptcuoos con-sptcuoos con-sptcuoos bravery at Manila. -Major -Major Good-ale, Good-ale, Good-ale, also of the Twenty-third, Twenty-third, Twenty-third, served with Major Robinson- Robinson- dnring the war- war- of the '60s. and praised the youth for hi sol--dierly sol--dierly sol--dierly sol--dierly bearing. - r . , .. . -. -. At Mobile, when the regiment was assigned assigned to General Copplngers corps. Bugler Robtnsonwas made - bugler of the provost guard, and made his quarters at the corps headquarters. When the regiment regiment left Mobile, during the month of June, and "traveled down -to -to Miami; - he accompanied them, and was among the very,- very,- very few . who escaped-' escaped-' escaped-' from . that never-to-be-forgotten never-to-be-forgotten never-to-be-forgotten never-to-be-forgotten never-to-be-forgotten never-to-be-forgotten never-to-be-forgotten - camping . - ground without, paying tribute to its. reputation as a health resort with a serious Illness. When the regiment reached Jacksonville Jacksonville the chief bugler left- left- on furlough, and young Robinson was - left in command command of the corps, numbering in all some twenty-four twenty-four twenty-four men. . These men he was held accountable for. and they managed to give the young soldier considerable trouble, but he enforced discipline, and was praised for. his ability. - The youth la " such a typical soldier that officers have often noticed his presence presence and -commented:' -commented:' upon' . his perfect appearance. - One evening not - long ago he was seated upon , the wide, comfort-able comfort-able comfort-able gallery, of the ? Windsor Hotel, in Jacksonville ' Major J General" Fitahugb Lee and his family-were family-were family-were strolling along and young Robison rose' and came- came- to attention. The general stopped and asked the boy his name and regiment, and a number of other questions as to his home life, etc - He was deeply Impressed and Introduced the lad to Mrs. Lee and the Misses Lee. Business required the general's general's presence, and he left the boy with Mrs. Lee, but extended him an Invitation to call again, and, - with - a father-like father-like father-like word or two, so- so- characteristic of the man, he turned away. . vut iu vi, it me, R11P tDOWI DDI little of the life of the men In blue anring war times, the incidents related by the youth are deeply, interesting. Aa p. bapler he escapes the usual daily drills, bat there are duties which. . keen fclm

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 08 Nov 1898, Tue,
  3. Page 12

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