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Elias J. Sheads

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Elias J. Sheads

Birth
Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
9 Jul 1864 (aged 22)
Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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Elias J. Sheads was a member of Company F, 87th Penna. Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. He was killed at the Battle of Monocacy, Maryland.

Sheads, in 1860 he was a wheelwright living in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He stood 5' 9" tall and had light hair and blue eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he served two terms of service:
1. Enlisted and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg April 20. 1861, as a private with Co. F, 2nd Pa Inf, and honorably discharged with his company July 26, 1861.
2. Enlisted in Gettysburg September 2, 1861, mustered into federal service at York September 25 as a private with Co. F, 87th Pennsylvania Infantry, and promoted to sergeant. He died at the battle of Monocacy when his feet were blown off by a shell, leading to exsanguination. His brother David McBride Sheads served in the same company.

He was initially buried in the field, but on November 20, 1864, was re-interred in Gettysburg with his brother Jacob James Sheads who had died the previous month while serving with Co. B, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (182nd Pa). The effort was arranged by Elias's former captain, James Adair.
Elias J. Sheads was a member of Company F, 87th Penna. Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. He was killed at the Battle of Monocacy, Maryland.

Sheads, in 1860 he was a wheelwright living in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He stood 5' 9" tall and had light hair and blue eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he served two terms of service:
1. Enlisted and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg April 20. 1861, as a private with Co. F, 2nd Pa Inf, and honorably discharged with his company July 26, 1861.
2. Enlisted in Gettysburg September 2, 1861, mustered into federal service at York September 25 as a private with Co. F, 87th Pennsylvania Infantry, and promoted to sergeant. He died at the battle of Monocacy when his feet were blown off by a shell, leading to exsanguination. His brother David McBride Sheads served in the same company.

He was initially buried in the field, but on November 20, 1864, was re-interred in Gettysburg with his brother Jacob James Sheads who had died the previous month while serving with Co. B, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (182nd Pa). The effort was arranged by Elias's former captain, James Adair.



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  • Created by: Jere Heisey
  • Added: Aug 22, 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7786872/elias_j-sheads: accessed ), memorial page for Elias J. Sheads (16 Sep 1841–9 Jul 1864), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7786872, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Jere Heisey (contributor 12403657).