Maj John Samuel Shropshire

Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Death 28 Mar 1862 (aged 28)
Glorieta, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Centerville, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 125143462 · View Source
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Son of -
John Elliott Shropshire & Rebecca Hutchinson
(both died of cholera when John S. was 3 months old)

Husband of Caroline "Carrie" L. Tate
Married July 21, 1859
Colorado, Texas


Civil War CSA Major John S. Shropshire and thirty of his men who died on March 28, 1862 were buried on the battlefield after the BATTLE of GLORIETA at Glorieta Pass, New Mexico.
This infamous battle was also referred to by many as the "Gettysburg of the West."

The graves were discovered in 1987....

On August 5, 1990, Major Shropshire's remains were reinterred at his place of birth at the Shropshire Valley Forge Farm and laid to rest alongside of his parents.

The other thirty CSA soldiers were all reinterred in separate graves in the Santa Fe National Cemetery; Santa Fe, NM

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  • Created by: acousintoo
  • Added: 14 Feb 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 125143462
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maj John Samuel Shropshire (23 Apr 1833–28 Mar 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 125143462, citing Shropshire Valley Forge Family Farm Cemetery, Centerville, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by acousintoo (contributor 47885464) .