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Confederate (CSV)


J. Winkfield Shropshire

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was the original First (Orderly) Sergeant of Company D, First Texas Infantry, in September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was seriously wounded (and initially thought to have been killed) in action on 17 September 1862 while acting Regimental Adjutant.

The rest of the War

He resigned 3 February 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson,2 who says he was appointed Regimental Adjutant on 12 July 1862. Colonel Work refers to Shropshire as acting adjutant at Sharpsburg in his Report.


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1458]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 11  [AotW citation 20841]