William Thomas Shields, Jr.(1840 - 1919)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted at age 22 in Company G, 27th North Carolina Infantry on 12 May 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the thigh and captured in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He returned to his Company in April 1863, and was present at least until March 1865.
References, Sources, and other 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."
|Birth Date: 04/01/1840 |
Death Date: 03/18/1919 Burial Place: 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, 18 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. VIII [AotW citation 10047]
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