Last Confederate P.O.W. To Die In New York
Captured at Fort Donelson in mid-February, 1862. Exchanged and returned to duty, he was captured in July, 1863, when Port Hudson, Louisiana fell. Exchanged at Vicksburg in early October, 1863, he was captured a third time less than a month later at Connersville, Tennessee. He was held at Fort Delaware for almost a year and was again exchanged. Roberts was wounded in the knee and captured again at Bentonville, North Carolina, in mid-March, 1865.