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Federal (USV)


William L. Shively

(1833 - 1902)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 28 year old farmer from Daviess County, he mustered as Private into Company B, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was detached as a teamster on 26 April 1863 and mustered out with his Company on 1 September 1864 in Indianapolis, IN.

After the War

He was a carpenter, was married four times - twice before and twice after the War, and lived in Washington, Daviess County at the time of his death of heart failure in 1902.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findavgrave.


11/20/1833; Daviess County, IN


01/09/1902; Washington, IN; burial in Bethany Cemetery, Washington, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 576  [AotW citation 18419]