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Confederate (CSA)


Lindsay Mayo Shumaker

(1825 - 1884)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Division Chief of Artillery

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Jackson's Division Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as a 2nd Lieutenant of the Virginia First Regiment of Foot in 1846 as it was organized for the Mexican War, but probably had no war service. By 1860 he was a lawyer at Chatham in Pittsylvania County, and was commissioned Captain of the Danville Artillery as they entered Confederate service on 22 April 1861. He was not reelected Captain in May 1862, but was commissioned Major of Artillery, CSA on 5 July 1862 and assigned to Taliafero's Division in August.

On the Campaign

He was Chief of Artillery for the Division in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was assigned to General Samuel G. French in November 1862 as Chief of Artillery, but was retired from service for health reasons by late 1863.

After the War

He was a lawyer, judge, newspaper editor, and architect in Danville, VA.

References & notes

His service from Walton1 and Moore.2 Further details from Krick.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1825; Lynchburg, VA


10/26/1884; Lynchburg, VA; burial in Green Hill Cemetery, Danville, VA


1   Walton, William, The Army and Navy of the United States 1776-1891, 2 folio vols., Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1889-1895  [AotW citation 234]

2   Moore, Robert H. II, Danville, Eighth Star, New Market, and Dixie Artillery, Appomattox: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1989  [AotW citation 235]

3   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 265  [AotW citation 25844]