Robert Pinn

Robert Pinn (HM15RT)

Location: Massillon, OH 44646 Stark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 46.571', W 81° 30.901'

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During the Civil War in 1863, twenty-year-old Massillon farmer Robert Pinn enlisted in the 5th Regiment, Company 1, United States Colored Troops (USCT) at his first opportunity, saying "I was very eager to become a soldier, in order to prove by my feeble efforts the black man's rights to untrammeled manhood." At the battle for New Market Heights in the 1864 Richmond campaign, he assumed command of his company after his unit's officers were all killed or wounded - and was himself wounded three times. For his meritorious conduct Pinn received the Congressional Medal of Honor, one of four African Americans so honored from the 5th USCT. Following the war he attended Oberlin College and became a successful Massillon attorney. He died in 1911 and is interred here.
HM NumberHM15RT
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
Marker Number17-76
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The P&G Fund, The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 456540 N 4514039
Decimal Degrees40.77618333, -81.51501667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.571', W 81° 30.901'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 34.26" N, 81° 30' 54.06" W
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Area Code(s)330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801-1841 Erie St S, Massillon OH 44646, US
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