Transcribed and Submitted by Mike Shaffer
Rank Entering the Service: Sergeant
Rank Leaving the Service: Sergeant
Military Unit: 8th (Baxter Smith’s) Cavalry Regiment
Alternate Name for the Military Unit:
Enlistment Date: 14 AUG 1861
Place of Enlistment: Knoxville, TN
Abstract of Information available in the Service Records:
Enlisted by D.M. Key. Muster 9/1/62 - 1/28/63 and muster 1/1/63 - 4/30/63. Paid on 8/31/62 by Captain Botts and again on 12/31/62 by W.L. Wickham. Enlisted as 5th Sergeant.
Personal Information about the Veteran (Not contained in the CMSR):
full name: William James Glen Myers Shaffer.
Born: 1/22/1840 in Washington County, VA.
Died: 5/20/1921 in Bristol, VA.
Married to Sarah Harr.
Website with more information: http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/crosters/cav/cav8r/cob.html
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