Wilbur W Shuck


BirthMay 5, 1844
DeathOct. 3, 1931
CemeteryElm Creek (Elm Creek)
Unit39th Ohio Infantry, Company C

Corporal Wilbur W Shuck

Company C, 39th Ohio Infantry

Shuck (also spelled Shook) was born on May 5, 1844. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 14, 1861. Shuck served nearly 4 years and was discharged on July 9, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. He enlisted as a private and was promoted to corporal on February 1, 1865.

The 39th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Colerain and Camp Denison, Ohio between July 31 and August 13, 1861. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in numerous battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Battle of Corinth (MS) (October 3-4, 1862).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kennesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Battle of Jonesboro (GA) (August 31-September 1, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) (April 26, 1865) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee.

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Shuck died on October 3, 1931 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Elm Creek Cemetery in Elm Creek (Buffalo County), Nebraska.

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


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