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42nd Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Joshua W. RobertsRank: Private Company: A

Born 16 Dec 1820 in Hardin Co, TN. Married about 1852 in Marion Co., AL to Martha Ann Simms. Died 2 June 1897 in Marion Co., AL. Sources: 1850 Census - Marion Co., AL (Family 59...see also families 58 & 55) 1860 Census - Marion Co., AL (Pg. 7, Family No. 48) 1870 Census - Marion Co., AL (East. Dist. Pg. 31, Family No. 213) Book: 'Tombstones of Marion Co., AL' Death Certificate of Isabella Roberts Caddell in Clay Co., TX. Tombstones in the Old Roberts Cemetery. This is located on a hill behind a farmhouse and is completely grown over. It is very difficult to get to and is easily missed. There are four marked graves and 17 field stones. These are the children and grandchildren of Joshua Roberts. They include three sets of twins. This cemetery is behind the Old Roberts house site and approximately 100' from an old road originally the road from Winfield to Jasper. Information on this was supplied by Mr. A.C. Carter. Location of Old Roberts Cem.: Travel East from Winfield on U.S. 78. Turn South (Right) on Hwy 129 going 1.4 miles to Glen Allen. Continue 1.6 miles on Hwy 233. The Cemetery is located south of the highway on top of hill behind R.J. Carter's house. He was in Co. A, 42nd Alabama Infantry. They fought in the following campaigns and battles. Battle of Corinth - October 3-4, 1862 Yazoo Pass Expedition - February 3-April 10, 1863 Vicksburg Campaign - May-July 1863 Port Gibson, Mississippi - May 1, 1863 Champion Hill - May 16, 1863 Vicksburg Siege - May-July 1863 Chattanooga Siege - September-November 1863 Chattanooga - November 23-25, 1863 Atlanta Campaign -May-September 1864 Rocky Face Ridge - May 5-11,1864 Resaca - May 14-15, 1864 New Hope Church - May 25-June 4, 1864 Atlanta - July 22, 1864 Ezra Church, Georgia - July 28, 1864 Atlanta Siege - July-September 1864 Bentonville - Carolinas Campaign - February-April 1865

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