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Sheads - PA & Civil War

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Sheads - PA & Civil War

Posted: 28 Aug 2001 4:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sheads, Pelton, Armor
Looking for info on Civil War veterans named Sheads who served with the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry. All were related and from Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, and are buried there in Evergreen Cemetery.

1) Sheads Jr., Elias J., Sgt Co F; mustered Sep 25, 1861; mortally wounded Jul 9, 1864, at the battle of Monocacy (his feet were blown off); born Sep 16, 1841; previously served with the 2nd Pa Inf; a wheelwright; 5' 9", light hair, blue eyes

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, the son of John & Rosanna Sheads; died Oct 22, 1921; a farmer and laborer; 5' 11", dark hair, blue eyes; wounded in the upper jaw at the battle of Monocacy and in the hospital thereafter

3) Sheads, David M., Pvt Co F; mustered Sep 25, 1861; discharged Jun 6, 1863, on a surgeon's certificate; born @1838/39; died Jun 8, 1874; a teacher; 5' 9", dark hair, blue eyes; in the hospital at York from January 1863

4) Sheads, Isaac, Pvt Co F; mustered Sep 25, 1861; mortally wounded Jun 3, 1864, at the battle of Cold Harbor, shot in the head while on the picket line; born Sep 6, 1818, the son of Peter Sheads; died Jun 4, 1864 (obituary says "in his 48th year"); a lace weaver; 6' 0", gray hair, blue eyes; 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

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; stated age as 40 at enlistment; wounded in the left foream at Petersburg, Virginia, June 22, 1864; married Lavina ?

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; 5' 10", black hair, blue eyes; wounded in the hand at the battle of the Wilderness May 6, 1864; married Hannah Mary Armor; children: Carolyn (b. 1855), Harry A. (b. 1858) Mary M. (b. 1865), and John Earnest

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