On 22 Apr. 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, six sons of Benjamin Mills Roberts and Mary Ann Wright Roberts enlisted in Co. D (Isle of Wight Rifle Grays), 16th Va. Inf. Regt. They were Mills W., John W., Sylvester J., Benjamin C., Francis C., and Nathaniel C. Roberts, who received a medical discharge. 1st Lt. Stephen W. Roberts, the seventh son, already had enlisted in the 11th N.C. Inf. All of the brothers were wounded while in service, and three surrendered at Appomattox Court House. Remarkably, all survived the war to return to the Windsor area.
Geographic Location: Isle of Wight County
Physical Description of Location: Windsor, VA 23487. Located on East Windsor Blvd (Hwy 460), 1.2 miles east of the intersection of East Windsor Blvd (Hwy 460) and Courthouse Hwy (Hwy 258). Marker is on the left when traveling east on East Windsor Blvd (Hwy 460).
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