See also:American soldier, was
See also:born in
See also:county Tyrone,
See also:Ireland, in 1810: He emigrated to the
See also:United States in 1826, and in 1832 began to practice
See also:law in Kaskaskia,
See also:Illinois . He was prominent in Democratic politics, was a member of the Illinois
See also:House of Representatives in 1836—1838, was state auditor in 1841—1843, was
See also:judge of the supreme
See also:court of the state in 1843-1845, and was
See also:commissioner of the U.S . General
See also:Office in 1845—1847 . In the Mexican War he served as a brigadier-general of
See also:volunteers under General Zachary
See also:Taylor on the Rio Grande, under General
See also:John E . Wool in
See also:Chihuahua, and under General
See also:Scott in the
See also:campaign; he was breveted major-general for *gallantry at Cerro Gordo, where he was severely wounded, and he was again wounded at Chapultepec . In 1849—1855 he was a United States senator from Illinois; and in 1858—1859 was a senator from
See also:Minnesota . In 186o he removed to California . In
See also:August 1861, soon after the outbreak of the
See also:Civil War, he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers; in
See also:March 1862 he succeeded to the command of General
See also:Frederick W .
See also:Lander's division; he was in command on the Federal side at Winchester (23 March 1862) and at
See also:Port Republic (9
See also:June); and in March 1863 he resigned his commission . He then settled in Carrollton,
See also:Missouri, and in 1875 was a member of the State House of Representatives; in 1879 he was United States senator from Missouri for six
See also:weeks to fill an unexpired
See also:term . He died at
See also:Iowa, on the 1st of June 1879 .
WILLIAM SHIELD (1748—1829)
SHIFNAL, or SHIFENAL
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