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Confederate (CSV)


Edward A. Shields

(1836 - 1902)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried carpenter, he enlisted 7 June 1861, at Camp Moore, LA in Company A, 7th Louisiana Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near Sharpsburg, then admitted to US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD on 22 October. He was released on 22 November and sent to Baltimore, probably for exchange. He did not return to duty and was listed as a supposed deserter by April 1863, with no further record.

References & notes

Service information from Booth.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Margaret Drady (b.1844) in August 1864 and they had 7 children.


08/1836 in NY


09/07/1902; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 2, Part 1, pg. 547  [AotW citation 22305]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #5.239  [AotW citation 22306]