Egbert Shaw

DeathOct. 7, 1895
CemeteryHighland (Adams)
PostCox (Adams)
Unit1st Nebraska Inf/Cav, Company H

Sergeant Egbert Shaw

Company H, 1st Nebraska Infantry/Cavalry

Shaw was born in New York State in 1826. He was living in Clay County, Nebraska when he enlisted and was mustered as a 37 year old corporal on July 3, 1861. He served about 40 months and was mustered out on November 10, 1864. He was promoted to sergeant on January 1, 1864.

The 1st Nebraska Infantry was organized in Omaha between June 11 and July 21, 1861. In the early stages of the War, the unit saw action at 3 major battles and military operations.

Capture of Fort Donelson (TN) (February 13-16, 1862).

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

The regiment was converted to the 1st Nebraska Cavalry on November 6, 1863. The unit was sent to Omaha during the summer of 1864 and was assigned to duties in Nebraska and Colorado. The outfit was mustered out on July 1, 1866.

Shaw died on October 7, 1895. He is buried in the Highland Cemetery in Adams (Gage County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Cox Post (#100) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Adams.

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