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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Edward Roberts

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 30 year old farmer in St. Landry Parish, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 10th Louisiana Infantry on 22 June 1861 at Camp Moore, LA.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD but died there of wounds on 26 September 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as Emanuel Roberts. Service from Booth.2 Hospital and wound details from the Patient List.3 He has markers at Mt. Olivet [via Findagrave], and may still be buried there.

Birth

c. 1831 in VA

Death

09/26/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4930]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 2, pp. 341-342  [AotW citation 19859]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #9.582  [AotW citation 19860]