(1843 - 1927)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
He was in Arkansas in 1850 but was in Texas by 1860. He mustered as Private in Company G, First Texas Infantry on 23 June 1861 at Palestine, TX.
On the Campaign
He was severely wounded in the arm and side in action on 17 September 1862 and disabled.
The rest of the War
He lived in Hill County, TX.
References & notes
Service information from Davis,1 who has him as S.D. Blackshere, and Simpson,2 who lists him as Silas L "Sebe" Blackshear. Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. Personal information from family genealogists who also have him variously as Seborn or Seburn Quincy Blackshear. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
03/20/1843 in GA
09/27/1927; in TX; burial in Derden Cemetery, Derden, TX
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142 [AotW citation 1490]
2 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 51 [AotW citation 20944]