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Carpenter Deyerley Rawlings Roller

Obituary of Albert H. Roller, Weyer's Cave, Virginia.

Albert H. Roller, Confederate veteran died at his home near Weyer's Cave, Va., August 31, 1921, in his eighty-fourth year. He was born and reared in Augusta, County, Va., a son of John W. and Susan Roller, and a direct descendant of John Roller, a member of Colonel Pasey's regiment during the Revolutionary War, under command of Washington at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781.

At the outbreak of the War between the States Albert Roller and three of his brothers enlisted in the Confederate army and served with distinction and gallantry throughout the war. He was at that time in business in Roanoke County, so it was his fortune to cast his lot with Company I, known as the "Roanoke Grays." Early in the spring of 1861 they offered their services to the COnfederacy under command of Capt. M. P. Deyerley, and the company became a part of the 28th Virginia Regiment of Infantry. He was a lieutenant in Picketts' charge at Gettysburg, and was one of the few men to reach the top of the ridge. Comrade Roller was a devoted member of Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church, and an elder in that Church for forty-nine years. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Ann Carpenter, and three children-Mrs. James B. Rawlings, Herbert H. and J. Wilmer Roller.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June 1922.

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