Sunday, July 27, 2014

Robert Frank Shipley.

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Robert Frank Shipley.

Birth: May 8, 1838.
Death: Apr. 29, 1903.

Wife: Almeda E. Cairns Shipley.
Married December 29, 1868, at LaSalle County, Illinois.

Children: Lila Mary Shipley Erlenborn.  Charles Asbury Shipley.

Burial: Restland Cemetery, Mendota, LaSalle County, Illinois.

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Sergeant in the Union Army in Company A, 140th New York Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on April 1, 1865 at Five Forks, Virginia. His citation reads "Captured the flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.) in hand-to-hand combat." )

New York 44th., Infantry, Regimental History.


Was born at Williamson, N. Y.. May 8. 1838, and enlisted in Co. C, 44th Reg.. New York Vol. Inf. at Penn Yan, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1862. He also served in Co. A, 140 N. Y. V. I. and was honorably discharged as 1st Sergeant from Co. I, 5th Reg. N. Y. Vet. Inf., Aug. 21, 1865.

He participated in the following: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wapping Heights, Rappahannock Station, Aline Run, Wilderness, Laurel Hill. Spottsylvania, North Anna, Bethesda Church, Petersburg, Weldon R. R. Poplar Grove Church, Hatchers Run, White Oak Road, Five Forks, Appomattox. At the battle of Five Forks, for capturing a stand of colors from the Ninth Virginia Infantry, he was awarded the "Medal of Honor." His death occurred at Mendota, Ill., April 29, 1903.

New York State Records.

New York Forty-Fourth, infantry.

SHIPLEY, ROBERT F.—Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 14, 1862, at Penn Yan, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal,Co. C, October 3, 1862; promoted sergeant, November, 1863; transferred to Co. A, One Hundred and Fortieth Infantry,October 11, 1861.

New York One Hundred and Fortieth.
SHIPLEY, ROBERT F.—Sergeant, Co. C, Forty-fourth Infantry; transferred to Co. A, this regiment, October 6, 1864; to Co. I, Fifth Veteran Infantry, June 3, 1865; awarded medal of honor.

New York Fifth Veteran infantry.

SHIPLEY, ROBERT E.—Sergeant; transferred from One Hundred and Fortieth Infantry, to Co. I, this regiment, May 31, 1865; promoted first sergeant, date not stated; mustered out with company, August 21, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, as Robert F. Shipley.

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