Sunday’s Obituary – Theodore Shackford (1842-1920) (Blog 337)

This obituary for Theodore who we wrote about on Feb 10, 2014 describing his capture of the Confederate flag appeared in the Dec 2, 1920 Daily Kennebec Journal.

Obituary for Theodore Shackford d 1920 Daily Kennebec Journal December 2, 1920Theodore Shackford, who died Tuesday morning at his home on Elm street, Gorham, gained great distinction during the Civil War by entering the enemy’s lines and returning to his on with the colors of a Confederate
regiment. He was a native of Westbrook, born there 78 years ago. He enlisted in Co. A., 5th Maine Infantry,
and served throughout the war. He was a Mason, Odd Fellow and G. A. R. member. A widow survives.

Theodore’s widow was Bessie C (Morrison) Shackford who was his second wife and the widow of a Mr Briggs.  Theodore and Bessie were buried at the Eastern Cemetery in Gorham, Maine.  He left no children.

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Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images ( : accessed 24 February 2014), Theodore Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 121448090

“Maine Gossip,” Daily Kennebec Journal (Kennebec, Maine), 2 December 1920; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive ( : accessed 17 September 2014).

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “Military Monday – Corporal Theodore Shackford Captures Confederate Flag at Rappahannock Station (Blog 119),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 119 Theodore Shackford, 10 February 2014 ( : accessed 12 February 2014).

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