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Sheads of the 87th PA Inf - Civil War
Posted by: Dennis Brandt Date: July 08, 2000 at 17:25:15
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Looking for info on Civil War veterans named Sheads who served with the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry. The unit mustered in York in September 1861, but the Sheads were a well known family from Gettysburg who all served with Company F in the 87th Pennsylvania. A relative, Carrie Sheads, became famous for her bravery during the battle of Gettysburg.

1) Sheads, Elias J., Sgt; mustered Sep 25, 1861, as a volunteer; killed in action July 9, 1864, at the battle of Monocacy when his feet were blown off by a shell; born Sep 16, 1841; married Mary G. ?

2) Sheads, Isaac, Pvt; mustered Sep 25, 1861, as a volunteer; killed in action June 1, 1864, at the battle of Cold Harbor

3) Sheads, John, Sgt; mustered Sep 25, 1861, as a volunteer; discharged Oct 13, 1864; wounded at Petersburg June 22, 1864

4) Sheads, John H., 1st Sgt; mustered Sep 25, 1861, as a volunteer; Oct 13, 1864; born Sep 2, 1832; died Aug 6, 1920; wounded at the battle of the Wilderness May 6, 1864; married Hannah ?

5) Sheads, William, Pvt; mustered Sep 25, 1861, as a volunteer; discharged 1864 to the Veteran Reserve Corps; born @1843/44; died Oct 22, 1921; wounded at the battle of Monocacy       


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