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Moses P. Roberson (Dec 1845 - April 20, 1911) served as a private in Company H, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Moses P. Roberson[1] was born to Julius Caesar and Jennie (King) Roberson in Yancey County, North Carolina. Roberson first married Margaret Esther Tipton (1844 - 1906) on December 14, 1865, with whom he had least nine children. He married Cora Price (1873 - 1952) on February 27, 1910, who had at least five children from a previous marriage.[2]

Civil War service

Roberson enlisted in Company L on September 24, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years.[3] He mustered in April 11, 1864 at Knoxville, Tennessee and was transferred to Company H on April 12, 1864 by order of Colonel John K. Miller. Roberson is described as 5'8", dark complexion, light eyes, and dark hair. At the time of enlistment his occupation was "farmer".

He is listed as present for duty throughout his entire term of service. In June 1864 he was on detached service with the quartermaster department.[4] In November 1864 Roberson was detailed as a sharpshooter, presumably for the regiment. From December 1864 through February 1865 he served as a teamster for the regiment.

Roberson mustered out September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had been paid through August 31, 1864 and owed $4.27 for clothing. He had received a bounty of $25 for his service and was owed $75 bounty.

Later life

Roberson had a variety of occupations in his life and served as a postmaster for White Rock in Carter County and Elkanah in Sullivan County.

Roberson applied for an invalid's pension February 17, 1880. His wife Cora applied for a widow's pension on May 1, 1911. Roberson died April 20, 1911 in Sullivan County and is buried in Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Bluff City, Tennessee.[5]


  1. His middle name may be Peterson; this was found in an unsourced family tree.
  2. Her surname at marriage may not be her maiden name.
  3. His surname is misspelled in the Tennessee Adjutant General's Report as "Robinson".
  4. This is assumed to be for the brigade.
  5. His surname is misspelled on his headstone as "Robertson".

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