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George W. Roberts collection 1861-1943

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L579 (Text) 00000106659279 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/07 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The George W. Roberts collection includes two Civil War diaries, correspondence, a coffee can, and spoon belonging to George W. Roberts; annual encampment ribbons, Grand Army of the Republic awards and ribbons, and miscellaneous Civil War insignia ranging from circa 1861-1914. The collection also includes membership and meeting ribbons from his daughter, Eva Roberts Courtney, who was President of the Woman’s Relief Corps during 1943-1944. Also included are transcriptions of George W. Roberts correspondence ranging from 1862-1912; undated.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
George W. Roberts collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
George W. Roberts was born on March 3, 1834 in Williamsburg, Indiana. As a local plasterer, he married Orisa A. Stetson on September 21, 1854. On August 3, 1862, Roberts enlisted in Company E, Indiana 69th Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to Full Sergeant and mustered out on July 5, 1865 in Mobile, Alabama. Roberts and Orisa had three children, Alice, William, and Eva. Orisa passed away on October 30, 1894 and Roberts later married Mary E. Ball on September 6, 1902. Roberts was an avid member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He died on March 10, 1913 in Richmond, Indiana.
Language Note:
Materials are entirely in English.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Roberts, George W., 1834-1913.
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 69th (1861-1865). Company C.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Personal narratives.
Genre: Diaries.

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