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Confederate (CSV)


William Shehan

(1840 - 1870)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted at age 21 in McDowell County, NC in Company D, 6th North Carolina Infantry on 17 March 1862. He was captured at Seven Pines, VA and held at Fort Delaware until paroled, then exchanged 5 August 1862 at Aiken's Landing, VA.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on 14 September 1862 on South Mountain.

The rest of the War

He was held again at Fort Delaware then paroled and exchanged 10 November 1862 at Aiken's Landing, VA. He was listed as present or accounted for through December 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Iobst1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His name may be misspelled on his newer gravestone, as William Sheehan. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the volume, extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW.




1870; burial in Nebo Cemetery, Nebo, NC


1   Iobst, Richard William, and Louis H. Manarin, Wade Lucas, The Bloody Sixth : the Sixth North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, Raleigh: North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission, 1965, pp. 347 - 357  [AotW citation 6348]