Bill Hays shared Samuel L. Roberts's Civil War documents with UNL History Harvest graduate student assistant Leslie Working. The documents are from the collection of Roberts' granddaughters, Grace Emmet and Mary Ann Hessenflow.
The collection includes a POW parole and exchange certificate, an application for pension, two certificates of discharge, a letter from a Civil War battlefield, and Major General W.T. Sherman's Farewell Address to His Army. You can watch this and other stories on the History Harvest YouTube Channel.