First Infantry MISSOURI
First Infantry. -- Col., Frank P. Blair, Lieut.-Col., George L. Andrews; Maj., John M. Schofield.
The first three companies of this regiment were organized in response to the president's call for volunteers, and were composed almost entirely of German Turners of St. Louis. The officers tendered their commands to Gen. Harney, who refused to accept them, and they were mustered into service under the president's order to Capt. Nathaniel Lyon.
They were the first U. S. troops to enter the St. Louis
arsenal on April 22, 1861, and a few days later other
companies came in, so that the regimental organization was
completed on the 27th, with 1,020 officers and men. Part of the regiment, under Capt. Harry Stone, was engaged in guarding the removal of arms and ammunition to Springfield, IL, and on May 10 the entire regiment participated in the capture of Camp Jackson.
On June 10, a-month before the expiration of its term of
enlistment, it was mustered into the three years' service, and on Sept. 18, was made the 1st artillery, under which its subsequent history will be found.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 257
Second U. S. Reserve Corps MISSOURI
Second U. S. Reserve Corps. -- Col., Herman Kallmann, Lieut.- Col. J. T. Fiala; Maj., Julius Rapp.
It will be remembered that Gov. Jackson refused to respond to the first call for troops, and that Capt. Lyon was authorized to not only muster the quota assigned to Missouri, but was subsequently directed to increase the enlistments to "not exceeding 10,000 men." Under this order five regiments, known as the "Reserve corps" were mustered into service.
The 2nd was mustered in at St. Louis, May 7, 1861, was at the capture of Camp Jackson and then engaged in guarding the North Missouri and Iron Mountain railroads until its mustered out on Aug. 16, 1861.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 282
As afore mentioned Victor Robin is listed as a Harness Maker and had a shop in St. Louis. He is listed as a Contractor on Sept 8 1862 when enrolled as a private at age 39 in Co. K (Capt Sterling) of the 16th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia a St. Louis outfit.
His shop was at 926 N. 13th Street and he and his wife Frances lived behind the shop at the same address in 1890 per the St. Louis City Directory.
Name: Victor Robin
Estimated birth year: abt 1824
Age in 1870: 46
Home in 1870: Township 7 Range 9, MacOupin, Illinois Living with Wife Francis (of France) and son Lewis age 10.