Category: Family Stories

The Battle of Cumberland Gap-1863

The area of the Cumberland Gap was very strategic during the Civil War.  It traded hands a few times in various engagements.  The 64th Mounted Virginia Infantry, of which Jesse Roberts was a member, fought in the last battle.  It was a disaster for the Confederate forces, who surrendered...
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The Battle of Jonesville-1864

After discovering that my great, great, great grandfather, Jesse Roberts, was a Private in the 64th Mounted Infantry of Virginia, I wanted to find out what battles they fought.  Apparently, 130 men of the 64th fought in the battle of Jonesville and were key to a Confederate victory. Jonesville...
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64th Virginia Mounted Infantry Regiment

Jesse Roberts, my great, great-grandfather, served in this regiment.  Here is a description from Wikipedia.org: The 64th Virginia Mounted Infantry Regiment, consisting of troops raised in Lee, Scott, Wise and Buchanan counties in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Armyduring the American Civil War, served as an infantry regiment, a cavalry regiment, and a mounted infantry (dragoon) unit. It fought mostly in western...
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James Roberts of Snow Creek

I found this excerpt from “Selected Roberts Papers: Seven Generations of a Southern Lineage” by Charles Stewart Roberts, M.D.,  and was very excited by it.  You can read it here....
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Why did the Roberts move from Scotland to England?

If I have tracked my family back correctly, they came from the Deal, Kent, area of England to the United States.  But, reportedly they were originally from Scotland.  I have been trying to find the reason why they moved.  I found the following post from a John Roberts who...
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