William was born on February 4, 1841 in the Town of Fulton in Schoharie County, NY. The names of his parents have not been learned but it is believed that he had a brother named George who enlisted in the same regiment as he did but apparently survived the war.
Marriage & Children
|Enlistment Date:||14 Oct 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Westerlo, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Died of Disease on:||7 Apr 1863|
|Place of Death:||Bonnet Carre, LA|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 21 to serve 9 months. Died of typhoid fever, April 7, 1863, at Bonnet Carre, La.History of Schoharie County, Chapter 5 by William E. Roscoe
Corporal William Shaver, of Company C, 177th Regiment, N. Y. S. Vols., was born in the town of Fulton, February 4, 1841, and enlisted October 14, 1862. He died in Louisiana of yellow fever April 7, 1863.
|Sources Used: 1860 census, Westerlo, NY; Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York for the year 1905.|
Additional Research Notes
- Annual Report of the Adjutant General or the State of New York for the year 1905