Monday, January 3, 2011

Seven Confederate Brothers-- Part 1

From HMDB.Six sons of Benjamin and Mary Ann Roberts enlisted in Co. D (Isle of Wight Rifle Grays) 16th Virginia Infantry Infantry. A seventh son had enlisted earlier in a North Carolina regiment. Now, this is support for the cause.

Stephen Wyatt Roberts was the first to join. Then came brothers Mills W., John W. Sylvester J., Benjamin C., Francis C. and Nathaniel C..

All seven brothers were wounded while in service and three surrendered with Lee at Appomattox.

Miraculously, all survived and returned to the Windsor area in Isle of Wight County.

A Roberts Breakdown Next. --Old B-Runner

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