About Robinson Smith
The following excerpt is from an article in the Albion Advertiser, titled, “DAR to Honor Murray Veteran,” published on November 7, 1984:
His enlistment was uncommon as most soldiers in those days enlisted for only 60 or 90 days at a time. For his service he received a bounty of 20 L, which figures out today to be $97.33. Private Smith served in Capt. Samuel Cherry’s (a.k.a. Chiney) Company, 2nd New Hampshire Regiment, commanded by Col. George Reid, and the Light Horse Sixth Company.
In 1783 Smith reportedly was transferred to Washington’s Life Guard, commanded by Lt. Com. William Collins. He was honorably discharged at West Point on June 30, 1784.