Suggested edit: Minos and Amanda (Field) Sheldon's oldest son, Elston Field Sheldon died at age 7, 1866 in Iowa.
Civil War Veteran
Age 27 Credited Derby VT
Unit(s) 8th VT Inf
Service listed 11/22/1861 Pvt Co B 8th Vt Inf.
mustered in 2/18/1862
mustered out 6/22/1864
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 115 Enlisted killed and mortally wounded and 7 Officers and 241 Enlisted men by disease. Total 367.
First duty Dept of the Gulf April 6 1862 Teche campaign Fort Bisland May 17, Siege of Port Hudson Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. On furlough left for home June 5 mustered out July 22, 1864. July 15 1864 military pension
After Minos left the regiment it was transfered
to Sheridan's army in the Shenandoah Valley
Amanda Elvira Field Sheldon