Charles Roberts U.S. Civil War letters, 1862-1864 (MS 377)
The Charles Roberts U.S. Civil War letters contain letters written by Charles Roberts to his family during his years of service in the Union Army of the U.S. Civil War. The letters cover a wide range of emotions and activities, including his regiment’s movements, his career in the army, and his personal opinions regarding the war.
Charles Roberts served in the Union Army during the Civil War. A New York State Volunteer, he belonged to the 93rd Regiment. He served in the Army of the Potomac from 1862-64 under McClellan and Hooker and was also in the Armies operating against Richmond. Roberts’ service ended December 5, 1864. In these letters, Roberts mainly addresses his family members: father David G. Roberts, mother Martha Ann Clark Roberts, sister Helen Roberts, and brother Amos Roberts. Although Roberts had a number of brothers and sisters, the above names are the ones to whom some of these letters were addressed.
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