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Capt John I. Shotwell

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Capt John I. Shotwell

Birth
St. Clair County, Alabama, USA
Death 1865 (aged 25–26)
Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Livingston, Polk County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 11451715 View Source

Capt Co B 1 Texas Inf
Confederate States Army

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HISTORICAL POLK COUNTY, TEXAS; Ike Turner Camp, U. C. V.

Son of Rev. Wm. H. and Nancy Thomason Shotwell, born in St. Clair County, Alabama in 1839; immigrated to Texas with his parents in 1853; attended the common schools of Polk County and the Gillette High School at Cold Springs; enrolled in company organized by D. D. Moore, was elected 3rd Lt. In re-organization of company at expiration of one year was elected 1st Lt. complimentary to his gallant conduct at Eltham's Landing; promoted to Captain September, 1863, vice R. J. Harding, promoted to Lt. Colonel; served as aid de camp to General Gregg until he was killed at Ft. Harrison near Richmond, and was later appointed Major with authority to organize a battalion of regulars; was captured in North Carolina and shot by his guard while attempting to escape. His remains were disinterred, brought home and buried in Livingston cemetery. A prominent staff officer said Capt. Shotwell was the bravest of the brave.


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