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Shreve, William Price


Age: 27, credited to Salem, MA
Unit(s): 2nd USSS, 83rd NY INF
Service: enl, Washington, m/i, Pvt, Co. C, 6/20/61, nfr; Regtl QMSGT, comn 1LT, Co. H, 2nd USSS, 12/1/62 (12/27/62), m/o 12/31/64; pr Bvt CPT, MAJ, 3/13/65

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Birth: 10/12/1835, Salem, MA
Death: 06/14/1919

Burial: Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, MA
Marker/Plot: 1241 Catalpa Avenue
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 114341889


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/9/1904, MA; widow Janet K., 10/18/1919, MA (died Brookline, MA, 6/14/1919)
Portrait?: White Collection, VHS Collections, Stevens' Berdans Sharpshooters
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: CW Memoir, 1875, at Southern Mississippi University


Great Grandfather of B. Bower, Stoneham, MA

Great Grandfather of K. Mackenzie, -

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Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, MA

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection


Brian White's Sharpshooters Collection


(Stevens' Berdans United States Sharpshooters
In the Civil War 1861-1865)


MAJOR WM. P. SHREVE. Entering the service as a member of Company H, Second Regiment U.S. Sharpshooters, from the state of Vermont, he became Quartermaster Sergeant of the regiment, but in Dec., '62, was commissioned First Lieutenant. When Col. Berdan was made Chief of Sharpshooters. Lieut. Shreve, and Lieut. Calef of the Second, were detailed on his staff. Lieut. Shreve also became Mustering Officer while at Brandy, when the veterans were re-enlisting. He was known to be a most conscientious officer, and in every engagement riding over the field carrying orders regardless of danger. With him duty was always first. He was complimented by Gens. Ward and Birney frequently for his gallant bearing and promptness. Is now engaged in business in Boston in a large jewelry establishment.

Source: Stevens' Berdans United States Sharpshooters In the Civil War 1861-1865