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Wiley Winton Roberts (January 17, 1841 - September 8, 1937) served as a corporal in Company D, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Wiley Roberts, ca. 1935.

Personal life

Wiley Roberts was born January 17, 1841 in Grayson County, Virginia to Jonathan and Matilda M. (Perkins) Roberts. He first married Narcissus Americus Orr (1846-1898) with whom he had at least eight children. He married second Frances Orlena Scott (1859-1950) with whom he had no children.

Civil War service

Roberts enlisted as a private in Company K on August 26, 1863 in Camp Nelson, Kentucky for a period of three years but was mustered in Company D on November 8, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee; the date and place of enlistment was changed to September 24, 1863 in Greeneville, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal December 1, 1864 by order of Lieutenant Colonel Ingerton.

He is described as 22 years old, 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Roberts is listed as present for duty until February 24, 1864 when he was left sick with measles in Number 8 U.S. General Hospital at Nashville, Tennessee, where he remained until April 25, 1864. Roberts returned to the regiment on May 18, 1864. He was present for duty for the remainder of his term of service.

Roberts mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $24.90 to the government for his clothing, he had received a bounty of $25, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

He applied for an invalid's pension on February 16, 1878.

Roberts died September 8, 1937 in Grayson County, Virginia and is buried at Jonathan Roberts Cemetery in Grayson County.

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