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Isham O. Sheffield
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1834
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1885, USA

Husband of Mary (Roberts) Sheffield and son of Isham R. Sheffield and Martha Rice (Lane) Sheffield.

Isham O. Sheffield enlisted in the Confederate States Army in Miller County, Georgia as a Private in Company E, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops on 8 October 1861. The muster roll dated 8 April 1862, last in file, shows him present. He mustered out in April 1862, and later enlisted as a Private in Company E, 55th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry on 3 May 1862.

Private Sheffield was captured by the Union Army at the Battle of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, on 9 September 1863. He spent most of the rest of the Civil War as a Prisoner of War (POW) at Camp Douglas Union POW Prison in Chicago, Illinois. He was paroled at Camp Douglas, Illinois, and sent to Point Lookout, Maryland for exchange on 20 February 1865. Private Sheffield was admitted to Wayside Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, on 21 March 1865. He was put on furlough for 60 days on 28 March 1865, to return home to Miller County, Georgia, to recover. The Civil War ended before his 60 days were up.



 
 
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 Parents:
  Isham R. Sheffield (1815 - 1884)
  Martha Rice Lane Sheffield (1819 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Roberts Sheffield (1837 - 1913)
 
 Children:
  J. A. J. Sheffield (1857 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Isham O. Sheffield (1834 - 1885)
  Joseph Andrew Jackson Sheffield (1837 - 1920)*
  Mary Lucretia Sheffield Tiner (1854 - 1915)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Roberts Cemetery
Miller County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: C. T. Lewis
Record added: Dec 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32258397
Isham O. Sheffield
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Isham O. Sheffield
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Isham O. Sheffield
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- Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
 Added: Jun. 16, 2013

- Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 29, 2012
Company E, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops
- UDC Dick Dowling Chapter 404
 Added: Jan. 28, 2011
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