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Confederate (CSV)


Paul Holman Bates Shuler

(1833 - 1870)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 28, he enlisted as 2nd Sergeant of Company A, Second South Carolina Infantry on 8 April 1861 and mustered as First Sergeant on 22 May. He was promoted 3rd Lieutenant on 15 March 1862 and elected First Lieutenant on the reorganization of 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was absent recovering from wounds to February 1863. He as wounded again and captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863, and his left leg was amputated in the upper third. He was in the Seminary Hospital there to 24 August then transferred to Newton University hospital in Baltimore, and finally, the post hospital at Ft. McHenry. He was sent to Johnson's Island, OH on 28 September 1863 and transferred again, on 22 April 1864, to Point Lookout, MD. He went from the hospital there to City Point, VA for exchange on about 3 May.

He was admitted to CS General Hospital #4 in Richmond on 4 May and furloughed to Columbia, SC on 11 May 1864. There is no later military record.

After the War

He died young, at age 36, in 1870.

References & notes

His service from Salley1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, both as P.H.B. Shuler. Personal details from family genealogists, one of whom has his first middle name as Hallman, with no reference source. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/27/1833; Lexington District, SC


03/02/1870; burial in Saint Michael's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Irmo, SC


1   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 2, pp. 11 - 49  [AotW citation 13039]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30283]