SHEFTER, Antone

TX 18th Cav Co K. CSA. Born “Anton Arnesen Skjefstad” on 26 Feb 1840 at Elverum, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 1 Mar 1862 at Athens, Henderson County, Texas. Private. Captured at Arkansas Post, Arkansas, 11 Jan 1863. Imprisoned at Camp Douglas, Illinois. Exchanged on 10 Apr 1863 at City Point, Virginia.. Sent to a hospital at Allisonia, Tennessee, in early May 1863. Transferred on 14 May 1863 to Confederate General Hospital in Danville, Virginia, where he died, possibly of tuberculosis. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (www.borgerkrigen.info)

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