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Pvt James M Shires
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1845
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 1914
Rutherford County
North Carolina, USA

Mr. Shires was a Confederate soldier who served in Company C, the 38 Regiment of NC Troops. Originally buried at the Cleveland County Home's cemetery located at the local fairgrounds, his grave was moved along with 59 others on April 26th, 1994.

North Carolina Troops
A Roster
Volume X Infantry
Page 37
Company C, 38th Regiment NC Troops
"Shires, James M., Private
Resided in Gaston County andenlistedat Camp Holmes, near Raleigh, at age 22, March 30, 1864, for the war. Mustered in as Musician (Drummer). Deserted on June 4, 1864. Reduced to ranks in July-August, 1864. Reported under arrest in September-October, 1864. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Captured at the Appomattox River, Virginia, April 4, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 9, 1865. Released on June 17, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance."

Update: I recently found a copy of Mr. Shires' death certificate on file in Rutherford County, NC. This does not explain his burial in the Cleveland County Home cemetery though as he apparently was not living there at the time of his death. According to the certificate, Mr. Shires was a farmer, born in Gaston County, who died of "Mitral regurgitation" in the Colfax Township of Rutherford County. He was married at the time of his death, though his wife's name is not listed. His mother's maiden name is listed as "Baker", and both she and his father were born in North Carolina. The place of burial is not listed on the certificate.

Cleveland Memorial Park
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Judith Parker-Proctor
Record added: Jun 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11192100
Pvt James M Shires
Added by: Judith Parker-Proctor
Pvt James M Shires
Added by: Judith Parker-Proctor
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