Wednesday, December 03, 2014

William H. Shiers or Shires.

William H. Shiers.

Birth: abt. 1834.
Death: November 29, 1905.

Wife: Mary Shiers.

Burial:  Indian Soldiers Home Cemetery, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe county, Indiana.

Cass County, 1902.

He was recorded as being from Cass couny, but spent the last of his life here:Wabash Township (excl. West Lafayette town incl. Indiana State Soldiers House), Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States

Indiana State Solders Home.

William H. Shiers, Age 68; Nativity Ohio; Private, 20th.,Ohio Infantry, Co. C.; Sergeant, 35th.,Ohio Infantry, Co. E.: Sergeant 18th., Ohio Infantry, Co. C.; 53 month service; Pension $8. per month Read and write, Yes; Disability Old age, Rheumatism.

Author. In his grave record and his pension files his last name is ( Shiers ),however on all company rosters its  ( Shires ).  However I was unable to find him in two regiments under any spelling.

William H. Shires, Ohio 18th.,Infantry, Co. C.; Sergeant;Age 27; Enlisted August 19, 1861, for 3 years.  Transferred from Co. K., 35th.,Infantry, October 20, 1864.  Appointed from Private, January 1, 1863. Mustered out with company, October 9, 1863, Veteran.

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