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Confederate (CSV)


William E. Roberts

(1838 - 1924)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 23 year old minster, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company B, 37th Virginia Infantry on 22 April 1861 in Abingdon, VA. He was promoted to First Corporal in January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reduced to Private in January 1864 and disabled by rheumatism by January 1865, when he was transferred to the Invalid Corps.

References & notes

His service from Rankin1 via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/24/1838; Washington County, VA


02/17/1924; Holston, VA; burial in Dickenson Cemetery, Washington County, VA


1   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21778]