Comrade Shiatte was better on the picket line, march, and in the battle than running the company cook tent. He graduated quite early as cook and took up the more suitable duties of a soldier. He never allowed anyone to cross the picket line night or day. friend or foe until they had advanced and given the countersign in a proper manner. Every officer though stars, bars and eagles glistened on breast and shoulder must submit to the same rule when desirous of cross- ing the picket line he walked and guarded. He obeyed instructions to the letter. He made an exemplary soldier and returned home with his share of honors won on the battlefield of Gettysburg. He was mustered out with the regiment .July 21st, 1863.
On return to civil life learned the trade of tinsmith and metal worker, settled down to business, becoming an industrious hard working. successful mechanic. He married and six children blessed the union. .Josephin Ida, Felix Frederick. Frank. George. Eddy and Tlieodore. all living and prosperous and happy. He says that he shall want one book for each child. Comrade Shiatte has moved about some to better his situation and satisfy his desire and curiosity and to see and know something about this land that he faced cannon to save. The company clerk H. W. Allen says. "He was a pretty good man and soldier, but mighty poor cook!" His present post office address. 127 .Main St., Fall River, Mass