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Greensborough Patriot

Greensborough Patriot

Sept. 11, 1862

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DEATHS

††††††††††† DiedóDecember 25, 1861, of pneumonia, at Camp Beauregard, Ky., William B. Shelton, eldest son of Joseph and Nancy J. Shelton.He was born near Greensborough,N. C., November 18, 1842, where he resided until the year 1857, when in company with his parents he removed to Drew county, Ark., where he remained until Nov. 1st, 1862, [editorís note: this was undoubtedly supposed to be 1861 as Nov. 1st, 1862 was not only prior to his enlistment, but had in fact not yet occurred.] when he volunteered as a soldier for the defence [sic] of his country.He was a true and faithful soldier while he lived to serve his country, and now that he is gone, we trust that he rests in peace, where wars are no more.

 

[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]

 

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