Windsor in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Seven Confederate Brothers
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UT-19.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 1861.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Windsor VA 23487, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow fliesWindsor, Virginia (approx. 0.6 miles away); Isle of Wight County / Nansemond County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Civil War Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 5.7 miles away); Zuni (approx. 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).
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 10,445 times since then and 2,327 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.