THE ROBERTS FAMILY Among Terry’s loyal sons during the Rebellion none was more devoted to the Union than the Roberts family. SAMUEL ROBERTS in October, 1861, at the age of 56 years enlisted in Co. I, 6th Pa. Reserves. Four of his sons also donned the blue and served their country with great credit. EDGAR A. enlisted in September, ’61, in Co. G, 50th P.V.; was wounded before Petersburg in July ’64; distinguished himself at Cold Harbor and was promoted to sergeant; discharged because of his wounds December, ’64. NELSON D. served in the 84th P. V. and NAPOLEON B. and PERRY in Co. A, 141st P.V. The last named of these brothers entered the service at the age of 16 years. It is said of him that he was never absent from his company a day, was in every engagement and skirmish of the regiment and escaped without being wounded or captured. He was color-bearer for a time and was promoted to corporal. He was strong and withstood the hardships of war so remarkable well that the boys facetiously called him “Old Ironsides.”
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