son of Augustus and Esther (Lettre) Shontell
husband of Emily Wilson
Father of Frederick William Shontell, born after his father's death
Private 8th VT Co. E
Cause of death - typhoid fever
Adjutant & Inspector General
New Orleans, La., May 31st, 1862.
The regiment left Ship Island on board the ship James Hovey, on the 6th, having left the sick, and Chaplain Williams, to look after their interest. Arrived here the 12th, the men having suffered much from being too much crowded, and are badly debilitated, the weather being exceedingly hot. Laid off the mouth of the river two nights, awaiting a steamer to tow the ship to New Orleans. Private Shontell, Co. E, became sick on the voyage and died the 14th. The regiment first quartered in the Union Cotton Press, but moved to the Mechanics Institute, and have been doing the police duty of the city, while a regular police is being organized. Private Victory Rotary, of Co. G, was shot and mortally wounded, while attempting to run the guard. Lieut.-Col. E. M. Brown has gone into the Delta office and is publishing a newspaper. The regiment is moving to Algiers, to-day.
Pvt Co. E, 8 VT Inf