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Confederate (CSV)


William Thomas Shields, Jr.

(1840 - 1919)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted at age 22 in Company G, 27th North Carolina Infantry on 12 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh and captured in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to his Company in April 1863, and was present at least until March 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1. Service detail from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database and the Roster2. Burial information from his gravesite on Findagrave, which says he "also has a tombstone at Pleasant Green Methodist Church Cemetery, where it is believed his grave was moved at the time of his wife Omega F Cox Shield's [b. 1859] death in 1930."




03/18/1919; burial in John Cabe Family Cemetery, Eno, NC


1   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9977]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. VIII  [AotW citation 10047]