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 Charles Wentworth Roberts

Charles Wentworth Roberts

Birth
Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death 23 Mar 1898 (aged 69)
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Burial Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Plot Corporation Grounds, Lot 423
Memorial ID 19172 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Old Town, Main, he was a prominent local lumber merchant when he answered to the call for volunteers at the start of the Civil War. He enlisted in the Union Army as a Lieutenant Colonel of 2nd Maine Volunteer Infantry, which was the first unit from Maine to enter the war. In 1862, he was promoted Colonel in command of the 2nd Maine Infantry Regiment and while leading his men at the Second Battle of Bull Run, he had his horse shot out from under him. He was forced to retire from active duty due to ill health in 1863. For his service during the war, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he returned to his business interests and was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maine in 1875. He died at age 69 in Bangor, Maine.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Wentworth Roberts (22 Oct 1828–23 Mar 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19172, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .