Lafayette Shipley

BirthAug. 31, 1843
DeathApril 28, 1921
CemeteryForest Lawn (Omaha)
PostIsom (Florence)
Unit2nd Nebraska Cavalry, Company B

Private Lafayette Shipley

Company B, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry

Shipley was born in Missouri on August 31, 1843. He was residing in Fort Calhoun (Washington County), Nebraska when he enlisted in the regiment on October 16, 1862. Shipley was mustered in on October 24, 1862 and served about 14 months. He was mustered out on December 23, 1863.

The 2nd Nebraska Cavalry was organized at Omaha on October 23, 1862. The unit was assigned to Fort Kearney and provided protection to emigrants, stage and telegraph lines, and operating against Indians until April 1863. During the summer of 1863 it was part of General Sully’s campaign against Indians in the Dakota Territory. The unit was mustered out on December 23, 1863.

Shipley died on April 28, 1921 at the age of 77 years. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Isom Post (#300) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Florence.

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