John W Shattuck


BirthMarch 23, 1842
DeathApril 25, 1936
CemeteryCentral City (Central City)
Unit161st New York Infantry, Company C

Private John W Shattuck

Company C, 161st New York Infantry

Shattuck was born in Troy (Bradford County), Pennsylvania on March 23, 1842. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on January 14, 1864 at South Bristol, New York. Shattuck served about 22 months. He was discharged on November 12, 1865 at Tallahassee, Florida.

The 161st New York Infantry was organized at Elmira, New York from August to October 1862. The regiment was assigned to duties in Louisiana, Texas, and Florida during the War. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Sabine Cross Roads (LA) (April 8, 1864). Regimental losses were 14 killed, 40 wounded, 30 were captured, and 2 reported missing.

Battle of Pleasant Hill (LA) (April 9, 1864).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).

Occupation of Mobile (AL) (April 12, 1865).

Shattuck died on April 25, 1936 at the age of 94 years. He is buried in the Central City Cemetery in Central City (Merrick County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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