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Obituary of Duncan Roberts, Newton County, Mississippi.

Duncan Roberts, a gallant soldier of the War between the States, died suddenly February 13, 1916, at his home, in Newton County, Miss. He was born May 22, 1841, and enlisted in May, 1861, in the Confederate service with Company I, 20th Mississippi Regiment. He took part in all the battles of his company under General Floyd in West Virginia and Kentucky. He was in the fight at Fort Donelson. He was captured and remained a prisoner at Camp Douglas seven months. After being exchanged, he served in West Mississippi under General Tilghman, who was killed at Baker's Creek, and was afterwards transferred to Georgia under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, serving through that campaign to the fall of Atlanta. He was then under General Hood in Tennessee, participating in the battles of Franklin and Nashvile, and surrendered under General Johnston in North Carolina. His wife, two daughters, and one son survive him. He was tenderly laid to rest near his old home, in Randall Hill Cemetery, in Jasper County, Miss, by many sorrowing friends and relatives. [A brother and comrade, M. F. Roberts.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1916.

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