Age: 21, credited to Guildhall, VT; Burke, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 11th VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. I, 3rd VT INF, dis/dsb 2/19/62; enl 7/31/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. A, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65
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Birth: 1841, Craftsbury, VT
Burial: Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury, VT
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/14/1886
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: WPA Graves Registration Card indicates "no marker"
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury, VT
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James Shields died quite suddenly Sunday night at the home of Charles Ford, where he made his home. His nephew, Mr. Humphrey of Newbury, arrived here Monday and took the body to that place for burial. Mr. Sields was 70 years of age.
Source: Barre Daily Times, 26 Jun 1912
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux