|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|ROPER, Wm||CarlyleUB||29 Oct 1863||Linda Holthaus|
The Weekly Union Banner Thursday, October 29, 1863 Page 2, Column 2
We have received from Captain McADAMS, the painful intelligence of the death of Sergeant Wm. Roper, of company A, 22nd Regiment, Illinois Volunteers. He was a native of Clinton County, and was well-known to our readers. We have known him long, and knew him well; and a more high minded and honorable man, we have never known. In the midst of the storm of battle, he was the bravest of the brave, and had endeared himself to his comrades by his almost unequaled gallantry. But he is gone, his familiar face will no more be seen amongst us but his memory will long live in the recollection of his friends. Truly we realize that war is a terrible scourge when such bereavements are brought home to us. Sergeant Roper was one of the victims of the terrible battle of Chickamauga.
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