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Federal (USV)


Sanford H. Shively

(1825 - 1901)

Home State: Kentucky

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 37 year old farmer from Wilson County, KY, he mustered as Private into Company B, 27th Indiana Infantry on 14 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was also treated for typhoid fever at a hospital in Frederick, MD from 4 October to 9 November, then transferred to a hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He returned to his Company on 2 January 1863. He was detached as a teamster on 26 April 1863 and mustered out with his Company on 1 September 1864 in Indianapolis, IN.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital and other details from the Patient List2 and Steven Russell's Roster. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He was brother of William L. Shively, also of Company B.




04/02/1901; burial in Osmon Cemetery, Montgomery, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 577  [AotW citation 18420]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #5.021  [AotW citation 18421]