Pvt. James Monroe Shiflet

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Shiflet, James Monroe (or Shiftlet) - Pvt. 9/25/1862. Captured at Fort Steadman, Va. 3/25/1865. Released at Point Lookout, Md. 6/19/1865. J. M. Shiflett filed a CSA pension application in Floyd Co., Ga. in 1899. He stated he was born 1844 in Elbert Co., Ga.


The Rome News Tribune, Floyd Co., GA

One of Lindales Oldest and Best Citizens is Dead.

J. M. Shiflett Dies Thursday A. M.; Funeral from Residence Today 1:00 P. M.: Burial in Wax Cemetery. J. M. Shiflett is dead. He was one of Lindales oldest and best citizens and his demise was cast a gloom over all Lindale. He breathed his last Thursday morning at 7:00 after an intense illness and suffering of six weeks. The end came most peacefully and he was surrounded by all his immediate family, who had for several days been at his bed side. He was 74 years of age and while it has been known for some days that his recovery was impossible never the less it was just as grievous that his loved ones witnessed the end.

The decedent had been a resident of Lindale for 20 years and if he had an enemy it was never known. To know this man was to love him. He was a confederate veteran serving three years under General Gordon. He was always of cheerful disposition and could at all time indulge in interesting remininces of the war. He was a great admirer of the confederacy. Surviving the dead man are three brothers: Judge F. M. Shiflett of Barkers District, W. N. Shiflett of El Varo Texas, John Shiflett of Decatur. Four sons G. H. and Charles of Lindale. J. F. of Cedartown and Frank of Huffacre Station. In this county 3 daughters, Mrs. Lillie Polston, Mrs. Gene McIntyre and Mrs. Delila Shiflett all of Lindale. There are 23 grandchildren and several greatgrand children surviving. The funeral will be held from the resident 103 Walnut Ave this afternoon at 1:00, conducted by Rev J. E. Cline and the burial will be in the Wax Cemetery at Wax. about 1:30. The following will act as pall bearers: D. B. Neal. J. H. Fitzpatrick, O. L. Satterfield, J. A. Ross, H. Anderson, and C. O. Floyd and they are requested to meet promptly at 12:50 p.m. at Brittian Bros Co. Store.

James Monrow Shiflett was captured during the civil war and was sent to Camp #368 somewhere in Maryland. He was released April 1865

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