He was born in 1822/23 (3 (38 in 1861), 6 (58 in 1880)). He was born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania (3, 6).
When he enlisted, he was a saw grinder (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 11 September 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff (3). He was a private in company A (1, 7).
In 1880, he was living at 1235 Ball, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Louisa and son Frank (6). He was a laborer (6).
On 7 February 1891, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).
On 31 July 1891, his widow, Louisa Roberts, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).
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) (William Roberts)
2 Register of men discharged, co.A (William Robberts)
3 company A descriptive roll, entry 51 (William Roberts)
4 pension index, by regiment (William Roberts)
5 pension index, by name (William Roberts)
6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 345, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 256 A = 13 handwritten (William Roberts)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Roberts)
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|name||Roberts William||- Louisa||- Frank|
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|occupation||Laborer||Keeping house||Carriage Maker|
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