17531868, Mar 27
Military Figure. Fought in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812. Was decorated for bravery after the battle of Brandywine by General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. The oldest person buried in Elmwood, he died at the age of 115. Maryland Continental Line. The Rev. PVT. James Robinson was born a slave on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1753 and his master Francis De Shields whom was a Colonel had him serve in a light infantry regiment under the General Lafayette and he fought at the battles of Brandywine and Yorktown. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Yorktown, which was the final battle of the war by leading a charge up a British rampart and fighting three men at once killing them and taking the rampart.
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