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Federal (USV)


John R. Shields

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry, Company K

Before Antietam

Age 19 years. Enlisted May 3, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Private, Company K on May 4. Promoted Corporal in 1861.

The rest of the War

Promoted to First Sergeant on December 1, 1862 and mustered in as Second Lieutenant to date from March 16,1863. He mustered out with his Company on May 20, 1863.

References & notes

Service data from State of New York1. His presence on the Campaign from Graham2.


c. 1837


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 752  [AotW citation 12601]

2   Graham, Matthew John, The Ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves), New York: E.P. Coby & Company, Printers, 1900, pg. 287  [AotW citation 12602]