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Thomas Jefferson Shaffer
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1842
Terrebonne Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 1915
Irish Bend
St. Mary Parish
Louisiana, USA

Son of William Alexander Shaffer and Emily Milette Bourgeois; married on 23 Apr 1868 at Terrebonne Parish Anna Powers Pelton (b. 1846); married 2nd 26 Jun 1900 Harriet Jones

Pvt, Company E, 26th LA Inf....Served previously in Company E, 1st Dreux's/Rightor's Battalion Infantry, May 61-Mar 62, as Pvt. Enlisted in Company F, 27 Mar 62, Terrebonne Parish, as 2LT, age 19. Present Sep-Oct 62.

Perrin, p. 383, says he was "made Inspector General under General N. L. Smith" during Siege of Vicksburg. On U.S. POW rolls, captured & paroled, Vicksburg, 4 Jul 63. Perrin, p. 383, says he went home after parole & remained inside Federal lines till 1864, that "He took passage on a boat to attend a camp of reorganization at Alexandria, but only went as far as Natchitoches, where he remained for some time and then returned home." On list, 29 Mar 64, HQ, Allen's Brigade, Shreveport, reported in camp for exchange at Alexandria before 1 Apr 64. On register of paroled POWs in Terrebonne Parish paroled at Natchitoches, 6 Jun 65.

A planter with his father for 1 year after the War then associate of T. T. Brooks & Charles Taenant's mercantile business, Houma. Took charge of his father-in-law's Du Lac Plantation, 1868. Purchased Cherokee Edge Plantation, renamed Anna Plantation. Prominent sugar cane & rice grower. Three years president of Terrebonne Parish Police Jury. A staunch Democrat & active Episcopalian. Active also in Knights of Honor & American Legion of Honor. Elected BG, Louisiana Division, United Confederate Veterans. A descendant notes that he was "A big advocate in getting compensation for the widows and spouses of Confederate Veterans." // Booth, La. Confed. Soldiers

Bio information provided by John Vincent "VINCE" Powers 
Family links: 
  Anna Pelton Shaffer (1846 - 1897)*
  Thomas John Shaffer (1870 - 1870)*
  Susan Shaffer Delaune (1871 - 1909)*
  John Pelton Shaffer (1873 - 1874)*
  Edna Shaffer Webb (1881 - 1964)*
*Calculated relationship
Franklin Cemetery
St. Mary Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Section 2
Created by: Margie Luke
Record added: Nov 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62000029
Thomas Jefferson Shaffer
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Thomas Jefferson Shaffer
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Louisiana Division Commander, United Confederate Veterans, 1909-1915
- Lest We Forget
 Added: Nov. 23, 2012

- John Vincent "VINCE" Powers
 Added: Dec. 18, 2010

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