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This letter sent from the Civil War battlefield in Georgia is the only one left with the granddaughters of Samuel L. Roberts and is a vivid source on the life in the Union Army towards the end of the war. Born in Ohio, but living in Indianola, Iowa…

This is a a record of parole of the 15th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment soldier, Samuel L. Roberts, from the Confederate imprisonment. Captured in the second battle of Corinth, Mississippi "on or about 3rd day of October" 1862, the military…

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…

The Civil War discharge records reveal a treasure of personal information about age, birthplace, appearance, and conduct of the soldier. Samuel L. Roberts was discharged twice, first in 1964 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to reenlist into the 15th Iowa…

Printed on May 30, 1865 in Washington D. C. General Sherman gave out Special Field Orders, No 76 to all the men in his army as a commemoration of their wartime record. The document bears the badges of the Union Army Corps XII, XIV, XV, XVII, and XX.…

Obtained from a state adjutant-general's office, proof of service record was a major document that gave a soldier a right to claim pension. If preserved, the document gives information about the soldiers name, age, place of birth, and his history in…

Samuel L. Roberts or his wife kept this spare Oath of Identity blank form with other documents attesting to Roberts's record in the Civil War to have it on hand in the process for applying for pension. When filled the document would testify that the…

The Civil War discharge records reveal a treasure of personal information about age, birthplace, appearance, and conduct of the soldier. Samuel L. Roberts was discharged twice, first in 1964 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to reenlist into the 15th Iowa…

Printed funeral cards like this one were distributed among family and friends to invite them to the ceremony and last rites. These cards are a valuable source for dates in a family history. Joseph Littlefield lived a long and eventful life. Born in…

The family of the deceased distributed printed memorial cards like this to people at the funeral as a remembrance of the deceased. They often featured appropriate verse and imagery. Joseph Littlefield lived a long and eventful life. Born in Peoria…
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