George J. Roberts, Co. A, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves

From the Ebensburg Alleghanian: July 31, 1862.

“SOLDIER DEAD: We are sorry to learn that Mr. George J. Roberts, of Co. A, 11th Penna. Reserves, died in a hospital in Rhode Island last Tuesday, after a painful and protracted illness. He joined the company as a private upon the occasion of its removal from Camp Wright to Virginia, a little over a year ago, and shortly after was promoted to 3d Corporal. He possessed in an eminent degree the affections of his fellow soldiers, and his loss will be deeply deplored by his many friends at home. Let his epitaph be: He did his duty to his country.

The deceased was a son of Mr. John E. Roberts, of Cambria township, residing about four miles from town. His age was about 21 years.”1

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  1. His grave has been entered into the records.