Col. Edward Roberts
NY Inf, 26th Reg
Edward Roberts enlisted in the Civil War and was enrolled in the 26th Regiment of the New York Infantry. this regiment was organized in Elmira, New York to serve 2 years. It was mustered into service on May 21, 1861.
This regiment performed its duty in the defense of Washington, D.C. and Fort Lyon until May of 1862. They participated in the Battle of Cedar Mountain on August 9, 1862 and in the Pattles of Groveton on August 29th; 2nd Bull Run on August 30th; and Chatilly on September 1, 1862. They also saw action at the Battles of South Mountain on September 14th; and Antitam on September 16-17, 1862. On December 12-15, 1862, they were involved in the Battle of Fredericksburg, and the "Mud March" was on January 20-24, 1863. Finally, the Battle of Chancellorsville was held on May 1-5, 1863. This regiment mustered out by reason of expiration of the term of service on May 28, 1863. Three-year men transferred to the 97th Regiment New York Infantry.
Col. Roberts joined a G.A.R. post after the war, along with many of his comrades.
Submitted for Charter Member:
Mary Haverporth, Granddaugher, Initiated 9-18-1930