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Dr Shields Booker
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Birth: 1760
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 1843
San Carlos
Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Mexico

Dr. Shields Booker served in the Republic of Texas army from March 22 to December 22, 1836, and it was during this period he served as Assistant Surgeon on the Medical Staff at the Battle of San Jacinto. About three years later, on July 30, 1839, President Lamar appointed Dr Booker a surgeon on the Medical Staff of the army. He was among those captured at San Antonio, September 11,1842 by the Mexican Army commanded by General Adrian Woll and was imprisoned in Castel Perote near Veracruz Mexico. The Doctor was accidentally shot in the chest by a Drunken Mexican Guard, attempting to shoot one of his own officers. According to a letter dated March 22, 1843 from prisoner, Richard A. Barkley, to H. G. Woods, "Dr. Booker of Bexar was shot last Sunday by a Mexican soldier some think by a axadent but I had as soon think dune on perpose as not -- he dide last nite they are now bering [burying] him on the dich that encloses this Prison -- to die in prison in chanes & on a blanket & by the hand of a rufian is two hard." 
Castel Perote
Mexico City
Distrito Federal, Mexico
Plot: Castle Moat
Created by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
Record added: Jan 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33022623
Dr Shields Booker
Added by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
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