Gideon Monroe Roberts(1827 - 1897)
Home State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
In the 1860 Federal census for Wayne County, he was listed as a 33 year old physician. He was commissioned Captain of Company C of the Second Regiment on 16 May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He became senior officer and commanded the regiment at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The remainder of the War:
He resigned his commission on 8 November 1862.
After the War:
He lived in Duplin County, near Mt. Olive, North Carolina until moving to Florida (about 1878?). His wife applied for a Confederate pension in 1903 in Hamilton County, Florida.
References, Sources, and other notes:
He's misidentified as George M. Roberts in some orders of battle. Service information here from Moore's Roster1, further details from family genealogists Marty and Karla Grant.
|Birth Date: 02/22/1827 Place of Birth: Duplin County, NC |
Death Date: 09/19/1897 Death Place: Dade City, FL
1 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 53 [AotW citation 1038]
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