Note: BIOGRAPHY: Residence 1899 - Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA * * * www.joycetice.com/military/gar048e.htm
John P. Shipman
Mr. Shipman was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada July 29, 1845 where he spent his youth until he was fourteen years of age, when he and his parents, three brother and two sisters moved to Farmington, Tioga County, Penna. He was the son of the Rev. Jacob and Lydia Shipman. He was educated in the rural schools of Farmington and continued to work on the farms until at the age of 18 he went to Groton, NY and enlisted in the army September 1864. He was placed in company B, 9th Regiment, New York Volunteers, Heavy Artillery. The commanding Officers were Colonel Ricketts, and Mr. Shipman’s Captain was a man named Fish. He was all through Sherman’s celebrated campaign, and was present at Lee’s surrender to General Grant at Appomattox Court House in April 1865. Mr. Shipman was in four battles: Cedar Creek, Fishers Hill, New Market and Petersburg. He also did much picket duty while he was in the South and was honorably discharged in September 1865. On March 18, 1874 Mr. Shipman married Miss Delphene Merritt, daughter of William and Eliza Hazlett Merritt of Nelson, Pa. Two children were born to them, one dying in infancy and the other Carrie Shipman Knapp deceased. At the time of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Mr. Shipman was home on furlough so that he missed that most exciting time in Washington, but he often saw the President during his stay in the Capitol.
April 9th Mr. & Mrs. Shipman entertained the Local Civil War Veterans at their home on Elmira Street, Mansfield, where they had lived since 1913, in honor of the 60th Anniversary of Lee’s Surrender. The house was decorated with the National Colors in keeping with the occasion. Mr. Shipman was the uncle of Mrs. L.B. Shaw of 56 Sherwood St., Mansfield, PA.
JOHN P. SHIPMAN was born the 29th day of July 1845 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He enlisted Sept. 1864 in the Co. B, 9th NY Vol. Heavy Artillery. He was all through Sherman’s celebrated campaign and was present at Lee’s surrender to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, VA April 1865. Mr. Shipman was in four battles, Cedar Creek, Fisher’s Hill, New Market and Petersburg. He also did picket duty while he was in the south and was honorably discharged in Sept. 1865. At the time of the assassination of Lincoln he was home on furlough. His family moved to Farmington, PA when he was 14 years old. He continued to work at farming until he was 18 and went to Groton, NY where he enlisted. On April 9th 1925 Mr. & Mrs. Shipman entertained the local Civil War Veterans at their home on Elmira Street, Mansfield where they had lived since 1913, in honor of the 60th Anniversary of Gen. Lee’s surrender. The house was decorated with the National Colors in keeping with the occasion. SUBMITTED BY his niece Mrs. L. B. Shaw, Mansfield, PA, Nov. 29th 1961. – GAR48 p.246
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