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Pvt Zachariah Shields
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Birth: unknown
Death: Dec. 10, 1862

Private Zachariah Shields, Company K, 5th Kentucky Cavalry, USA. Died December 10, 1862. Buried Plat C, Grave # 13 in the Tompkinsville National Cemetery.
His grave is currently unmarked.

Private Zachariah Shields
Was 32 years old when he joined March 17th, 1862 in Tompkinsville, Ky. for a period of three years.
He mustered-in on March 31st, 1862 in Gallatin, Tennessee
He owned his own horse which was valued at $75.00

Company Muster Roll dated April 30th, 1862 he is shown "absent - sick in hospital in Nashville"
Company Muster Roll dated April 30th, 1862 to August 31, 1862 he is 'present'. Notation on record reads ".owned his own horse since March 17, 1862 up to May 29th, 1862 at which time his horse was rode off by another man."
Company Muster Rolls from August 3rd, 1862 to October 31st, 1863 he is shown 'Absent - Sick at Louisville, Kentucky"
Company Muster Roll for November & December 1863 reads "Absent - Sent to hospital Louisville, Ky. Sept, 1862. Furloughed from hospital and died at home December 10, 1862. Company received notification of his (death) December 10, 1863.
The Muster-out Roll has the following remarks: "Died of Disease at his home in Monroe Co. Ky. Dec. 10, 1862 while on furlough.

His widow Martha 'Tadlock' Shields applied for a Widow's Pension on February 10, 1864 - Application 44,881 - Certificate 143,855

Note: When the Nashville National Cemetery was established, most of the soldiers buried at the Tompkinsville Cemetery were moved there. Zachariah Shields was not. It is recorded on the U.S. Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries list that he was "retained by his friends."

Zachariah was born in Greene County, Tennessee to William Shields and Mary Polly Mathews Shields
He married Martha Tadlock in Greene County, Tennessee on June 16th, 1846
The 1850 Census has them in Greene County, Tennessee (his age is 25)
The 1860 Census has them in Monroe County, Ky. (his age 37)
Children are:
Mary E. Shields born 1847
Rebecca M Shields born 1849
Dicy A. Shields born 1851
Sarah A. Shields born 1854
Eliza J. Shields born 1857
Tennessee V. Shields 1859 (is not on 1860 Census)

Compiled from records found in and in
Dale Hardin - findagrave member
Family links: 
  William Shields (1802 - 1886)
  Mary E. Shields Gulley (1845 - 1874)*
  Zachariah Shields (____ - 1862)
  Elizabeth Shields Kirbie (1827 - 1867)*
  Sarah Jane Shields Bales (1832 - 1884)*
  Henry Shields (1835 - 1904)*
  Nancy Shields Henson (1836 - 1925)*
  Elender Shields Phillips (1837 - 1883)*
  Rebecca Ann Shields Judia (1839 - 1898)*
  Emily Shields Boyd (1844 - 1928)*
  Martha Shields Cox (1850 - 1898)*
  John Shields (1851 - 1896)*
  Mary Louisa Shields Hoak (1854 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Soldiers Cemetery
Monroe County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: comer
Record added: Aug 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115794787
Pvt Zachariah Shields
Added by: Dale Hardin
Pvt Zachariah Shields
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