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 James Lawrence Sheffield

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James Lawrence Sheffield

Birth
Death
2 Jul 1892 (aged 72)
Burial
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Plot
Masonic Section
Memorial ID
30296229 View Source

Son of Nicholas and Mary F. Sheffield.

Sheffield commanded the Forty-Eighth Alabama, C.S.A., and spent sixty thousand dollars in gold of his own fortune in equipping his regiment. Loyalty to the cause was one of the shining traits of his character. He fought its battles, and he honored its memory. His rank at the close of the war was COL. He loved to meet and talk with Confederate soldiers. His character and his high record for bravery were all that he could leave his children.

Source Confederate Veteran Vol. VIII, p. 544.

Family
His father, Nicholas Sheffield was born November 22, 1787 in Virginia and died July 17, 1840 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.

In late 1890 James Sheffield traveled to Marshall County, Alabama to confront a man by the name of William "Buck' May. His wanton maltreatment of his daughter, Andrew Moore "Andi" Sheffield, led to Buck May being shot and killed by the then seventy- one year old father. He was later acquitted of the charges.

His daughter Andi was committed to Bryce's for the remainder of her life, where she died at age seventy-one. She is buried in the hospital cemetery with a obelisk which reads "Miss Andrew Moore Sheffield".

Son of Nicholas and Mary F. Sheffield.

Sheffield commanded the Forty-Eighth Alabama, C.S.A., and spent sixty thousand dollars in gold of his own fortune in equipping his regiment. Loyalty to the cause was one of the shining traits of his character. He fought its battles, and he honored its memory. His rank at the close of the war was COL. He loved to meet and talk with Confederate soldiers. His character and his high record for bravery were all that he could leave his children.

Source Confederate Veteran Vol. VIII, p. 544.

Family
His father, Nicholas Sheffield was born November 22, 1787 in Virginia and died July 17, 1840 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.

In late 1890 James Sheffield traveled to Marshall County, Alabama to confront a man by the name of William "Buck' May. His wanton maltreatment of his daughter, Andrew Moore "Andi" Sheffield, led to Buck May being shot and killed by the then seventy- one year old father. He was later acquitted of the charges.

His daughter Andi was committed to Bryce's for the remainder of her life, where she died at age seventy-one. She is buried in the hospital cemetery with a obelisk which reads "Miss Andrew Moore Sheffield".


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48 Alabama Infantry CSA


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