Re: William Bright Shirley, died- Civil War
Thanks for the response but my William Bright Shirley was born in Illinois ca 1843. He was the son of Russell Shirley & Jincy Ann Allen of Hamilton Co, IL.
I'm seeking to find information regarding his Civil War service time. I've always been told he died in a Confederate prison camp and I'm seeking to confirm and gather data on him. I have in my possession a saddle bible that he supposedly carried with him during the Civil War. He was my great-grandmother's brother. This is about all that I know of him.
I feel my William Shirley and your William Shirley are two different persons.