Showers, William

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William was born in Westerlo in June of 1844 , a son of Joshua Showers and Abby Ten Eyck

Marriage & Children

Military Service

61st Infantry Battle Flag
Residence at Enlistment: Preston Hollow[1]
Place of Birth: Westerlo, NY[1]
Date of Birth: June 1844[1]
Names of Parents: Joshua (Showers) and Abby Ten Eyck[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Farmer[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Bounty Received: None[1]
Enlistment Date: 16 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville, New York [2]
Enlistment Rank: Corporal[2]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 61st Infantry
Company: Company I
Deserted or Died on: 1 Oct 1862
Deserted or Died at: Alexandria, VA[2] or Fredericksburg, VA[1]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 21.[2] "Died in the service at Fredericksburgh, Va."[1]

Born in Westerlo, NY in June of 1844, Age 21, Mechanic, Blue eyes, Light hair, Dark complexion, 5'7-1/2" tall.[3]

Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War



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Heroes of Albany County

“William Shoness (Showers), son of Joshua and Abby Ten Eyck Shoness (Showers), was born in Westerlo, June, 1844. He enlisted in the Sixty-first Regiment, Company E. He died in the service of the United States, near Fredericksburg, Virginia.”

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ancestry Military Databases
  3. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases