Here we will list our Civil War Shackleford/Shackelford's who fought on both sides and Other Military Service and Other Wars They Served Our County In


Submitted by:  Norman F. Carnahan

There is a Shackelford on the list of Civil War Prisoners at Alton Prison.

38th Virgina Infantry, taken from G. Howard Gregory book, page 122

Shackleford, __________: Pvt., Co. E, no date given; absent with leave for period 8-9/62

Shackleford, Armistead A., Pvt., Co. E  6/8/61 Danvile; pres. till accidently killed when fell off wagon 8/19/62; at Louisa CH, Va.

Shackleford, Armistead F.; Pvt.; Co. E 6/8/61 Danville; pres. till admitted Chimborazo #4  7/9/62 g.s.w. left arm; returned to duty 9/1/62; pres. til absent, detached duty as a niurse in Danville hosp. prior to 6/30/63; on detached duty Danville Provost Guard by 12/31/64; absent sick as of 2/25/65; paroled at Appomattox 4/9/65.

Shackleford, Francis S.; Pvt.; Co. E 3/12/62 Danville; pres. till killed in action  7/3/63 Gettysburg; born Pittsylvania. Wife: Elizabeth Shackleford.

Shackleford, James T. ; 1 Sgt.; Co. E 6/8/61 Danville. Corpl. to 5 Sgt. 12/1/61; to 4 Sgt. prior to 6/30/63; absent, left at Winchester with typhoid fever prior to 8/30/61; returned by 4/62; pres. till WIA Gettysburg 7/3/63; admitted Danville 10/19/63, severe;  trasferred 1/6/64. Returned to be hospitalized Chimborazo #2  9/17/64 int. fever. Returned 12/15/64, admitted Danville H. 3/18/65 erysipelas, in leg; deserted 4/6/65. Retired and in invalid Corp. by 12/23/64, but also listed as deserted 4/6

Shackleford, John M.,; Pvt.; Co. E 3/20/61 Danville; pres. till admitted Chimborazo #4  4/24/62 measles; furloughed 8/1/62; died at home 8/7/62 in North Carolina.

Shackleford, Rufus J.; Pvt.; Co. E 3/3/62 Danville; pres. till admitted Richmond Gen, Hosp. $18, measles; died there 5/5/62; bur. Oakwood Cem, Richmond

Shackleford, William A.; Pvt.; Co. E 3/20/62 Danville; pres. till admitted Camp Winder Hosp. where died 4/22/62, no cause listed.

7th Virginia Calvery by: Richard L. Armstrong, page 222

Shackleford, John M.(N.)-Pvt. Co. A. b.c. 1844. Enl. Romney, WV. 6/15/61. Not stated if present or ab. 10/31/61-12/31/61, had hisown horse. Wartime newspaper shows he was AWOL 8/1/62. Reward of $30.00 offered for his return . Cpd. Front Royal, 1/6/64. Confined at the Old Capitol Prison, 1/8/64. Transf. to Pt. Lookout 2/3/64. Confined at Pt. Lookout, 2/4/64, Paroled 2/25/64, to be exchanged. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, by 3/6/64. Not stated if present or ab. on Hosp. Mr. 5th Div, Gen. Hosp., Camp Winder, 3/6/65. Paroled at Winchester, 4/25/65. Desc.; age 21, 5'6", fair comp., brown hair and blue eyes, a resident of Fauquier Co., Va. NFR 


Submitted by: Patricia G. (Haymond) Viellenave's Personal Records  

Shackelford, John N.L., b: 1830 Hydrulic Mills, Fluvanna Co., VA.  He was stationed at Stephen's Depot Dec. 3, 1864, Co. E, 12th Infrantry WV. a Private. The 1850 Lewis Co., VA/WV census has him listed and a farmer living in his parents home.


Submitted by: J. D. Brittingham  

from "The Shackelford Quarterly" for July '94, P. 155:

"Roster of Confederate Soldiers of GA," Vol. 3, Henderson, L., 1960: Muster Roll of Co., GA, 34th Regiment, GA Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tenn. CSA, Franklin Co., GA (also known as Co. C):

Shackelford, Mordecai - Private, 12 May 1862. On furlough 16 May 1862. No later record in this Co. Enlisted as Private in Co. B, 1st Regiment. GA State Troops, 30 Dec. 1862. Detailed Cavalry Scout, 31 March 1864. Discharged, permanent disability at Savannah, GA, 14 July 1864.

This was all copied several years ago, but I think that the following was also on P. 155. Mordecai, the Confederate soldier, appears to have been the son of Robert & Elizabeth Shackelford and to have married Mary C. Morris on 29 Jan. 1856 in GA.

Earlier, I emailed The Atlanta History Center to find out if they  have a list of Atlantans who were in the Confederate Army, asking particularly about my ancestor:

Henry Patrick ("Pat") Shackelford  s/o Stephen Jones & Melissa (Lewis) Shackelford

He served as a musician & composer; I've heard that he was in either the Atlanta Blues or Grays.

3rd installment: Albemarle Co. Civil War

HardestyÆs Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia (Illustrated), 1884, Special VA Edition, R. A. Brock, H. H. Hardesty & Co, NY, Richmond, Chicago, and Toledo.

Company K, Second Virginia Cavalry

Shackelford, Dr. W. C., promoted assistant surgeon, 2nd VA Cavalry


Submitted by: Kincaid             Sat, 25 Jan 1997                                                             Subject: Re: West Virginia rebels in Civil War Lookup Offer

Shackelford, Fountain G. Corporal, 36th Va Infantry. He was from Nicholas Co. WV.

Sumitted by: Carren Bragg     Mon, 27 Jan 1997

Subject: Re: 36th VA. Inf. Book

Shackelford, Fountain G.: Cpl. in Co. F, born December 12, 1834, enl.June 10, 1861 in Nicholas Co, W. Va. age 28. Present until wded. and entered the Lynchburg Hospital , Oct. 1864. Promoted to Sgt. Oct 1864. Par. June 12, 1865, age 30, 5'1" tall, dark eyes, dark hair. Died Jan. 11, 1907, bur. Pool, W. Va.J. L. Scott, 36th Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, Inc., p. 96.

Company F: This company, known as the Mountain Riflemen, was originally organized on June 10, 1861. The original members, mainly from Nicholas Co, enlisted for one year. The company was reorganized, May 13, 1862. Captains: John G. Newman, Francis Thorton; Lieutenants: John N.Wiseman, Edward Black, Patrick Duffy.


Submitted by: Patricia Viellenave   Feb. 2, 1997

I received the following information from Alease C.Roane of Shackelfords Fork, VA., near Colonge Sept. 7, 1992, her information came from Colonial Abstracts-Beverly Fleet, Complied by: Miss. Anne Waller Reddy.

List of names of persons rendering Revolutionary Service, Military and Non-Military service from King and Queen County, Virginia,

Alexander Shackelford, Daniel Shackelford, Mrs. Frances Shackelford,  John Shackelford, Lyne Shackelford,  Robinson Shackelford,  Thomas Shackelford, William Shackelford and Zackariah Shackelford.


Submitted by: Kathleen (Kathy) Allen                  Tue. Mar. 3, 1998

Harvey Underwood Shackelford served in the Civil War. His obituary states "Although only a lad of fifteen years at the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted soon after he had passed his 18th birthday and on August 7, 1863 he was mustered into Company C of the 48th Regiment of Kentucky mounted infantry with which he served until honorably discharged December 15, 1864."

I have also located pension information from the List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883 giving the name of each pensioner, the cause for which pensioned, the post office address, the rate of pension per month, and the date of the original allowance.

name: Shackelford, Harvey W.  post office: Marion, Williamson County, Illinois  cause: anch r. elbow joint from small-pox  rate: $8.00 per month  date: May 1880


Submitted by: Jackie Brooks                              Web. Mar. 4, 1998

From Chickasaw County History, Vol. I:

Thaddeus Henry Shackleford, b. Oct. 12, 1825 married first Ellen V. Townsend, Nov. 11, 1852 was the son of Henry Lee Shackleford born 1790 in Virginia and Jane McGowan, b. 1792 in Georgia.

At the opening of the Civil War, in 1861, he became Captain of Company E, Fifty-fourth Alabama Regiment, Confederate States Army,which was made up of men from different states, and in this capacity served one year, when he was promoted to major. He also filled this position one year, was then made lieutenant-colonel, in which capacity he served until the war closed. He took an active part in the engagements at Island No.10(at which place he was captured and exchanged at the end of five months), Vicksburg, Baker's Creek, Jackson, Resaca, Mobil ant the Georgia campaign, in all he made an excellent record as a gallant sooldier and for distinguished bravery. After the war he engaged in business as a merchant in Okalona,Mississippi.


Submitted by: William Shackleford           Tue Apr 28, 1998

Can't tell you how much I have been looking forward to making this announcement!! I only got the o.k. to release the information today!

The Oklahoma Archives has put some of it's most valuable research tools and data on a CD-Rom, and it is being released this week.

Thank you to the  Oklahoma Archives for granting permission for him to share this with us.

Oklahoma Archives file on Judge James M. Shackelford


Revolutionary War patriots submitted by our Shackleford/Shackelford researchers


Submitted by:  Barbara Palser  

LDS Family History Center  DAR Patriot Index

Benjamin - b. 12/10/1733m d, 1817 married Martha Jones, was Captain, Virginia

Edmond - b.c. 1740, d. 1821 married Judith Eastin, Captain, Virginia

Francis - b. 3/18/1739, d. 5/5/1823, married Rebecca Ballard PS North Carolina

George - b. 1-191759 d. 1/1802 married Mary Shine Private, North Carolina

Henry - b. 1750, dp1778, married Elizabeth - Sol Virginia

James Sr. b 1728, dp 1800, married (1)Elizabeth Scott, (2)Mrs Mary Allen PS Virginia

James Jr. b.2/17/1763m d, 1824 married Elizabeth Clarke, Private, Virginia

John - b. 1745, d. 1/4/1808, married (1) Rebecca Warren (2) Mary Mason Private Virginia

John - b. 1736, d. 4/13/1800, married Frances Wade Butler, Private, Virginia

John - b. 1758, d. 1827, married Mary Hickman, Private, Virginia

Lyne, Sr. bc1731, dp. 1782,married Elizabeth Taliaferro CS PS Virginia

Roger Shackelford, Sgt in VA rgt of Guards, Revolutionary War, b. 17 May 1744 in Hanover Co, VA, d. 24 Nov 1825 in South Union KY who married: Nancy Ann Carter on 9 Sept 1767.  Another source has Nancy listed as his 2nd wife and (3) Sally Laird Sargeant

Roger Sr. - bc. 1700, d.p.12/24/1779, married (1) carey Baker, (2) Mrs. Drucilla Hendrix PS, Virginia

Stephen - b. 9-23-1756, d.10/18/1834, married Susannah, Lieutenant,North Carolina

William - b. 1738, d. 11/23/1777, married Rebecca Cook, Lieutenant, Virginia

William - bc.1745, dp 1785, married Elizabeth - Sol Virginia

Zechariah - bc 1745, d. 1810 married Dolly, Lieutenant, Virginia


Submitted by:  J. D. Brittingham

Should I get a positive reply from the AHC, I'll be sure to let you know.

"Military Records of Pittsylvania Co. VA, 1767-1783" taken from Judgment Books 1, 2, and 4 and Deed Book 4, compiled by Elizabeth Tunstall White:

Judgments No. 4, At a court held Aug. 15, 1780 "John Shackleford came into court and made oath that he served as a Corporal under Captain Francis Kestley (?) who was under the command of Col. Peter Hogg, on the Expedition against the Indians in the year 1755, until he was disbanded and that he never Received a Warrant or Certified for such Military Service Which is Ordered to be Certified to the Register of the Land Office." (Page 336)

Following the Revolutionary War, c1784, he's thought to have traveled to GA with Gen. Matthew's group.

Mordecai Shackelford's Pension Claim # S 21971:

Private in the company commanded by Capt. Morton of the Division commanded by Gen. Green. In the Virginia Militia for 6 months. [Capt. Joseph Morton, Robert Williams commanded Company, Gen. Green, Capt. Charles Hutchins]

b. 1763 - Madison Co., Virginia.. Moved with his family to Pittsylvania Co., Virginia when about 14 years of age.

In 1784 - Moved near Ruckersville in Elbert Co., Georgia.

In 1799 - Removed to Abbeville Dist, S.C.

69 years of age when he filed claim - 18 Sept. 1832 in Elbert Co., Georgia, but living on the South Carolina side made application in Elbert because "much near." Resident of Abbeville Dist., S.C.

Witnesses: Clergyman in Abbeville Dist., S.C. - Charles Martin, Stephen Jones [probably brother-in-law], and Jacob Martin, Charles W. Martin.

"Entered the Service on the first day of March 1781 at Pittsylvania Courthouse, Virginia as a drafted militia man for a three months tour and was regularly discharged at the end of his term. That he joined the main Army under General Green on the twelfth day of March 1781 at the High Rock Ford on the Haw River and was with Gen. Green at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse on the fifteenth of March 1781 under Gen. Stevens. That he again entered the service under Capt. Charles Hutchins about the first of August 1781 as a substitute in the place of his father John Shackelford and served out his time and got his discharge at Boyd's ferry on Dan River, that in the last tour he was commanded by Colonel Williams and they were embodied at the Halifax old town in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and went to Walden's Springs and then back to Halifax old town. That in the last tour he was not attached to any regular or Continental troops. That in his first tour he was acquainted with General Green and Colonel Washington. That he was well acquainted with Colonel Cooke who commanded the Regiment he was in on the day of the battle of Guilford and from that time until he was discharged which was at Ramseur Mill on Deep River in the State of North Carolina and that both his discharges are lost he not expecting they would ever be needed."

RAMSEUR is a town on the Deep River in Randolph Co., NC  located s. of Franklinville & just w. of Chatham Co. (Probably there was a gristmill there as there were in most river towns.)

Information from the battle park at Guilford Courthouse:

General Shepherd (Guilford Courthouse) - General Stevens (Brig. Gen. Edward Stevens, Brigade Commander, Virginia Militia)

Colonel COOKE

Charles Hutchins, Oath of Allegiance, Pittsylvania Co., VA, October 1777, Capt. He was Company Commander in Col. Ortho Williams Regiment.

Ortho H. Williams, Regimental Commander

Lt. Col. William Washington, Commanding Officer of the Army's Dragoons.

High Rock Ford on the Reedy Fork a branch of the Haw River

"Mordecai Shackelford's Company of Militia was attached to Col. Cooke's Regiment. During the Battle of Guilford Court House, 15 March 1781, they were stationed on the 2nd line of defense on the American right."


Submitted by: Alex Early  

I have found some interesting certificates from Colonial Abstracts, by Beverly Fleet.  These certificates show that these people lived in King and Queen Co., Va. during the Revolutionary period.  They were for supplies for the Revolutionary Army.  Not only were there Shacklefords in the area but Lynes, also.

Colonial Abstracts, by Beverly Fleet  Vol. 33:

p. 41.  Dated King and Queen Co., 20 Sept 1789. Rec'd from Wm Meridith and Zach: Shackelford, 19 gal brandy.    Signed Rob'Hill     L 375 . 0 . 0

p. 50. No. 173. Dated King and Queen Co., 6 Oct. 1781. Rec'd from Daniel Shackelford, 171 Beef "for the use of the Army".  L 2 . 2. 9

p. 50  Dated King and Queenh Co., 25 Sept 1780. Rec'd from Danile Shackelford, 1 gal, 1 pt. and 1 jill brandy.  L 35. 1. 1 1/2  (What is a jill??)

p. 50. Dated King and Queen Co., 25 Sept. 1780. Rec'd from John Shackelford, 4 gal, 1 qt brandy  L 190. 5. 0

p. 50 No. 171 Dated King and Queen Co., 4 Aug. 1781. Rec'd from Mrs. Fras Shackelford (sic) 515 lb beef "for the use of the Army". (Frances Shackelford)

p. 50 Dated King and Queen Co., 11 Sept. 1780. Rec'd from John Shackelford 5 gal 3 qt, 1 pt brandy.  L 146. 17. 6

p. 50.  No. 183. Dated King and Queen Co., __Aug 1781.  Rec'd from John Shackelford 325 lb beef "for the use of the army". L4. 1. 3

p. 50 No. 172 Dated King and Queen Co., 5 Oct. 1781.  Rec'd from John Shackelford, 189 lb beef "for the use of theArmy".  L 2. 7. 3

p. 51  Dated King and Queen Co., 20th Sept. 1780. Rec'd from Lyne Shackelford 14 1/2 bu peas. L 116 . 0. 0

p. 51  No. 100. Dated King and Queen Co., 11 July 1781. Rec'd from Lyne Shackelford, 3 beaves  L10. 11. 3

P. 51. Dated King and Queen Co., 12 Sept. 1780. Rec'd from Robinson Shackelford, 6 gal, 3 qts, 3 jills brandy. L 171. 1. 10 1/2

p. 51 Dated King and Queen Co., 2 Oct. 1780. Rec'd from Capt. Wm Shackelford 12 gal, 3 qts 1 pt. brandy. L 321. 17. 6


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