Sunday, April 28, 2013

Alfred Shively, 115thth., Illinois, Infantry.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report

Name: SHIVELY, ALFRED. Rank; PVT. Company: F. Unit: 115 IL US INF. Personal characteristics. Residence: MACON CO, IL. Age: 25. Height: 5' 9 3/4. Hair: LIGHT. Eyes; GRAY. Complexion; DARK. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: BOWLING GREEN, WOOD CO, OH. Service Record. Joined When; AUG 11, 1862. Joined Where: MACON CO, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: SEP 13, 1862. Muster In Where: CAMP BUTLER, IL. Remarks: PROMOTED SERGEANT KILLED IN BATTLE AT CHICKAMAUGA SEP 20, 1863.

From the Illinois 115th., Infantry Regimental History.

Sergeant Alfred Shively of Company F was conspicuous for his bravery. Colonel Moore, in a letter, says : "When last I saw this young man, he had rushed some distance in advance of his company of brave comrades, for he had as brave men by his side as ever stood in battle, waving his hat and shouting, 'Come on, boys, the day is ours/ I trembled for his safety in his exposed position. The carnage about this time was terrible. And there he went down. His comrades are of the opinion that he was instantly killed."

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