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COL James Lawrence Sheffield

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COL James Lawrence Sheffield Veteran

Birth
Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Death
2 Jul 1892 (aged 72)
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Burial
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA GPS-Latitude: 32.38338, Longitude: -86.2970583
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Wealthy Marshall County, Alabama farmer, county sheriff, state legislator, delegate to Alabama Secession Convention (voted no). Captain, Co. K, 9th Alabama Infantry, July 1m 1861; Colonel, 48th Alabama Infantry, May 13, 1862, a unit he is said to have spent $57,000 outfitting. WIA Cedar Mountain. Lost race for Congress, 1863. Resigned May 31, 1864. Not a strong disciplinarian, lost his fortune in the war. Postwar clerk in the Alabama State Education office. State Senator. Greenback Party candidate for governor, 1882.
Wealthy Marshall County, Alabama farmer, county sheriff, state legislator, delegate to Alabama Secession Convention (voted no). Captain, Co. K, 9th Alabama Infantry, July 1m 1861; Colonel, 48th Alabama Infantry, May 13, 1862, a unit he is said to have spent $57,000 outfitting. WIA Cedar Mountain. Lost race for Congress, 1863. Resigned May 31, 1864. Not a strong disciplinarian, lost his fortune in the war. Postwar clerk in the Alabama State Education office. State Senator. Greenback Party candidate for governor, 1882.

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48 Alabama Infantry CSA



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