Here are the notes we have for the father of William Milton Badger Shattuck, Samuel, which indicate S was killed in the Civil War.
The following data was obtained by the family of Charles Henry Shattuck III from the US Government Civil War records:
Samuel Shattuck applied for civil war pension (box# 32977 certificate# 120335 application# 141896) on 6-13-1866 stating that he had been married to Hannah Mansur of Pelham. (Hannah had a sister, Clarrisa Hovey. At the time of this application Clarrisa was living in Salem County, Rockingham, N. H.)
Samuel and Hannah were married 7-4-1819 by Rev. Joseph Snelling in Pelham, N. H. Samuel was of Andover. Samuel stated Hannah died 9-16-1847.
Samuel was made lame some years before by a compound fracture of the ankle and would always be obliged to use a crutch. Samuel made his mark, therefore, it is probable he was illiterate.
Samuel was applying based on his son's death during the civil war. He states his son, William enrolled 1-2-1864 as a Vet. Vol. at Newport News, Va. as a private in Company J 23rd regiment Mass. Volunteers and was killed in the trenches at Petersburg, Va. 7-21-1864 and that William left neither widow nor children. Captain Story was William's Captain. Since he was enrolled as a Vet. Vol., it is probably safe to say he had been enlisted before 1-2-1864.
Joseph B. F. Osgood of Salem, Mass. was Samuel's attorney.
RCK Mar 2003
Shattuck Memorials Vol. I, page 356 only says:
"5. William M. B., b. Mar. 10, 1829; m. July 4, 1852, Almira Sampson."
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I wonder if he had dropped the William from his name, and if there are other Civil War records that would confirm this?