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Re: Sheads of the 87th PA Inf - Civil War
Posted by: Dennis Brandt Date: March 08, 2002 at 15:23:00
In Reply to: Re: Sheads of the 87th PA Inf - Civil War by Cynthia Sheads McCain of 19

Colonel Sheads died? I did not know that, and I live in York County. I visited him some years back and have met some of his former students, He was quite a guy and shall be missed. They don't come along like him too often.

The post to which you replied is old. Here is what I now know about the Sheads family who served with the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. Perhaps you could forward it to one of the Colonel's sons? There are a few data gaps I'd like to fill.

1) Sheads Jr., Elias J., Sgt Co F; mustered Sep 25, 1861; mortally wounded Jul 9, 1864, at the battle of Monocacy; born Sep 16, 1841; previously served with the 2nd Pa Inf; a wheelwright from Gettysburg, Adams County; 5' 9", light hair, blue eyes; at Monocacy, his feet were blown off [James Adair]; son of Elias & Mary G. Sheads and brother of David; buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania

2) Sheads, Charles William, Cpl Co F; mustered Sep 25, 1861; discharged Apr 9, 1865, to the 16th Veteran Reserve Corps; born Aug 19, 1844; died Oct 22, 1921; a farmer and laborer from Gettysburg, Adams County; 5' 11", dark hair, blue eyes; wounded in the upper jaw at the battle of Monocacy and in the hospital thereafter; son of John & Rosanna Sheads; married Mary Jane ?; buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania

3) Sheads, David M., Pvt Co F; mustered Sep 25, 1861; discharged Jun 6, 1863, on a surgeon's certificate; born July 31, 1839 [calculated]; died Jun 8, 1874; a teacher from Gettysburg, Adams County; 5' 9", dark hair, blue eyes; in the hospital at York from January 1863; brother of Elias Sheads; buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania

4) Sheads, Isaac, Pvt Co F; mustered Sep 25, 1861; mortally wounded Jun 3, 1864, at the battle of Cold Harbor; born Sep 6, 1818; died Jun 4, 1864; a lace weaver from Gettysburg, Adams County; 6' 0", gray hair, blue eyes; obituary says he died "in his 48th year"; shot in the head while on the picket line [Theodore Norris, who helped bury him]; son of Peter Sheads; married Sarah Maria Pelton March 27, 1849, in New York State; children: Charles Downs (b. 04/16/49) and Ida Elizabeth (b. 12/23/54); they divorced in 1861; buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania

5) Sheads, John, Sgt Co F; mustered Sep 25, 1861; discharged Oct 13, 1864; born Oct 22, 1812 [calculated]; died Mar 22, 1875; previously served with the 2nd Pa Inf; from Gettysburg, Adams County; stated age as 40 at enlistment; wounded in the left foream at Petersburg June 22, 1864; married Lavina ?; daughter: Ann R. (b. @1842); buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania

6) Sheads, John H. "Schroder", 1st Sgt Co F; mustered Sep 25, 1861; discharged Oct 13, 1864; born Sep 2, 1832; died Aug 6, 1920; previously served with the 2nd Pa Inf; a lace weaver and gardner from Gettysburg, Adams County; 5' 10", black hair, blue eyes; wounded in the hand at the Wilderness May 6, 1864; married Hannah Mary Armor; children: Carolyn (b. 1855), Harry A. (b. 1858) Mary M. (b. 1865), and John Earnest; buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania

P.S. I note that the 1860 census has a Carrie Sheads who lived in York, a teacher. Is that the same Carrie?


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