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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…

Anna Roberts, the widow of the Civil War veteran Samuel L. Roberts filled out this questionnaire to be able to receive pension after his death. She hired D. P. Blish, a pension claim agent to do the paperwork. Such documents are invaluable to the…

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…

This lithograph comes from Grace Emmett and Mary Ann Hessenflow's collection. Originally printed by the Puck magazine in 1884 and framed in Roberts's family in 1938, it alludes to the pre-Civil war debates on whether the North should continue to…

Bill Hays shared Samuel L. Roberts's letter from the Civil War battlefield with UNL History Harvest graduate student assistant Leslie Working. The letter is from the collection of Roberts' granddaughters, Grace Emmet and Mary Ann Hessenflow. You…
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