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Name:William Dosca Shelton
Affiliation:Class of 1857
Biography & Genealogy:William Dosca Shelton, Class of 1857: Born- November 12, 1836. Matriculated from Clarksville, Va. At VMI 1 year. Military Record: Enlisted at Clarksville May 12, 1861 as Private, Company E, 14th Va. To Orderly Sgt August 12, 1861. 1st Sgt on September 1861-April 1862 roll. Elected 2nd Lt May 6, 1862. Elected Capt August 5, 1862. On duty as enrolling officer late summer-early fall 1862. Sick in Richmond May 1863. Appointed Maj November 1, 1864 (date of rank August 8). Commanded regiment last months of war. Paroled at Appomattox. Post War Career: Farmer. Married Martha Susan Crowder 1867. Died- July 21, 1913.
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