91st PA: Casper T Roberts

Casper T Roberts

Before the war

He was born in 1816/17 (3 (44 in 1861)). He was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and black hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 6 November 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by C L Zinn (3). He was a private in company H (1, 7). He had rifle number 1 (3).

He was discharged at [illegible] Square Barracks, Washington DC on 13 April 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2, 3). He was a private, in company H (7).

After the war

A Casper Roberts was living at 344 Sergeant Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in February 1876 (6). On 16 February 1876, Magistrate Smith held him, setting bail at $600, on charges of "committing a cruel assault on his little daughter Sarah" (6). I do not know whether this is the Casper Roberts who served in the 91st (6).

He may be the Casper T Roberts, who was found dead under a barn in Garnet Street, below Somerset Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 3 December 1884 (4, 5). That Casper Roberts died of pneumonia (4).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Casper T Roberts)

2 company H, register of men discharged, #16 (Casper T Roberts)

3 company H, descriptive roll, #60 (Casper T [?] Roberts)

4 [cause of death], Philadelphia Inquirer 6 December 1884, page 3 (I do not know whether this is the Casper Roberts who served in the 91st) (Casper Roberts)

5 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 4 December 1884, page 3 (I do not know whether this is the Casper Roberts who served in the 91st) (Cooper T Roberts)

6 [assault], Philadelphia Inquirer 17 February 1876, page 2 (I do not know whether this is the Casper Roberts who served in the 91st) (Casper Roberts)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Casper F Roberts)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
accessed April 2007

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 17 Mar 15)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 17 Mar 15)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 17 Mar 15)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 March 2015, from Fold3]


Roberts, Casper F
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

cause of death

[Philadelphia Inquirer 6 December 1884, page 3, Casper Roberts]
[uncertain identification]
[the LDS pilot site has a death certificate, but the image link didn't work]
[I was unable to find Casper Roberts in the LDS pilot census indices or the HeritageQuest census indices; I checked 'Caspar', 'Casper', 'Cooper', and 'C' (searched 17 Feb 2010)]

Pneumonia was found to have caused the death of Casper Roberts, whose body was discovered under a barn.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer 4 December 1884, page 3, Cooper T Roberts]
[uncertain identification]

Cooper [sic] T. Roberts, formerly a well known builder, aged sixty years, was found dead yesterday under a barn in Garnet street, below Somerset.

assault

[Philadelphia Inquirer 17 February 1876, page 2]
[uncertain identification]

Magistrate Smith has held in $600 bail Casper Roberts, residing No. 344 Sergeant street, to answer the charge of committing a cruel assault on his little daughter Sarah.


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