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Windsor in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Seven Confederate Brothers

 
 
Seven Confederate Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
1. Seven Confederate Brothers Marker
Inscription. On 22 Apr. 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, six sons of Benjamin Mills Roberts and Mary Ann Wright Roberts enlisted in Co. D (Isle of Wight Rifle Grays), 16th Va. Inf. Regt. They were Mills W., John W., Sylvester J., Benjamin C., Francis C., and Nathaniel C. Roberts, who received a medical discharge. 1st Lt. Stephen W. Roberts, the seventh son, already had enlisted in the 11th N.C. Inf. All of the brothers were wounded while in service, and three surrendered at Appomattox Court House. Remarkably, all survived the war to return to the Windsor area.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UT 19.)
 
Location. 36° 48.319′ N, 76° 43.932′ W. Marker is in Windsor, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker is on East Windsor Boulevard (U.S. 460) 0.1 miles west of Hidden Acres Circle, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Windsor VA 23487, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isle of Wight County / Nansemond County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Civil War Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 5.7 miles away); Zuni (approx.
E Windsor Blvd (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
2. E Windsor Blvd (facing east)
7 miles away); Southampton County / Isle of Wight County (approx. 7.1 miles away); Blackwater Line - Blackwater Bridge (approx. 7.2 miles away); Boykin's Tavern (approx. 7.2 miles away); Isle of Wight County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.2 miles away); Isle of Wight County (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Seven Confederate Brothers. The Roberts Brothers of Windsor

Sylvester James Roberts (1837-1915)
First Corporal, Company D, 16th Virginia. In 1862, he was wounded and eventually captured at Germana Ford on May 1, 1863. Sylvester was present at the surrender at Appomattox.

Francis Columbus Roberts (1840-1903)
Private, Company D, 16th Virginia. He was wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness on May 6, 1864. Francis was present at the surrender at Appomattox.

Benjamin Claudius Roberts (1839-1926)
Private, Company D, 16th Virginia. He was wounded May 12, 1862, at Spotsylvania Courthouse.

John Walter Roberts (1835-1901)
Second Sergeant, Company D, 16th Virginia. He was wounded at Malvern Hill and at Spotsylvania Courthouse. He lost his right arm.

Nathaniel Cornelius Roberts (1843-1873)
Private, Company D, 16th Virginia. He discharged due to physical disability.

Stephen Wyatt Roberts (1833-1897)
First Lieutenant, North Carolina “Bethel” Regiment. He was wounded three times during the war.

Mills W. Roberts (1832-1893)
Orderly Sergeant, Company D, 16th Virginia. He was wounded at Petersburg on June 22, 1864. Mills was
present at the surrender at Appomattox.

Source - Isle of Wight County Museum
 
Also see . . .  Isle of Wight County Museum. (Submitted on September 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,685 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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