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Hamilton Leroy ShieldsRoster ID 24
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1842|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Hamilton Leroy Shields. Class of 1842. Genealogy: Born 1821, Norfolk, VA.; Parents- William Cannon Shields (newspaper editor) & Elizabeth Finch; Grandparents- no information; Marriage- Caroline Hart of Troy, New York. Children-8- Elizabeth, William, Henry, Frances, Harriet, Caroline, Virginia, Howard. VMI record: Entered VMI Dec. 5, 1839, from Norfolk, VA; resigned April 15, 1841 to enter U. S. Military Academy at West Point; graduated USMA 1846. Military record: U. S. Army officer, 1846-1854; served in Mexican War. Career: Army officer (until 1854); lawyer (1854-1857), farmer in Bennington, Vermont after 1857. Died November 24, 1889.|