Polk Shipman

First Name: Polk
Last Name: Shipman
Co. G, 1st North Carolina Cavalry, "Buncomb Rangers"
Name Variant: 
James Knox Polk Shipman (goes by Polk)
Residence (County): 
Henderson County, NC

Jesse Albert Shipman (b. ca. 1843) of Henderson County, North Carolina was eighteen when he joined the “Buncomb Rangers,” which became Co. G, 1st North Carolina Cavalry. He was wounded at Martinsburg, West Virginia on July 19, 1863 and died three days later. Several of J. A. Shipman’s letters were written for him by his cousin, James Knox Polk Shipman (b. ca. 1845), who served as a sergeant in Co. G, 1st North Carolina Cavalry. Polk Shipman was captured in September 1863 and died at Point Lookout prison camp in October 1864.

Authored Letters

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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
9822 Shipman4 October 5, 1861 Jesse Albert Shipman , Polk Shipman Nancy Shipman Warren County, NC Henderson County, NC
9834 Shipman16 July 25, 1863 Polk Shipman Andrew Shipman Culpeper, VA Henderson County, NC
9835 Shipman17 August 27, 1863 Polk Shipman Andrew Shipman Henderson County, NC

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