Time Line

July 1838 - Born in Dayton, New York to Samuel and Eliza (Hubbard) Shannon.
Sept. 6, 1862 - Joined for duty and enrolled at Leon, NY for 3 years in the 154th N.Y. Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Co. K as a Private with brother Marshall H. Shannon.
Sept 25, 1862 - .Mustered in at this date.

                                  Age: 24                                       Born: Dayton, NY.
                       Occupation: Carpenter & Joiner              Eyes: Dk. Grey
                                  Hair: Black                        Complexion: fair
                               Height: 5ft 9in                                Status: Married
                              Parents: Samuel Shannon & Eliza Hubbard
No Date - Promoted to Corporal
Feb 25, 1863 - Truman shares a tent with Second Lt Salmon W. Beardsley and 1st Lt William F. Chapman in the camp of the 154th, near Stafford Court House, Virginia
May 1863 - George J. Mason, first sergeant, Company K, writes to his family in Conewango from the camp of the 154th NY near Stafford Court House, Virginia to tell them that Truman might be missing after the battle at Chancellorsville.
May 2, 1863 - Killed in action at Chancellorsville, Va. as a Corporal. Bounty of $100.00 paid by Leon, NY.

Burial Site

Truman was buried on the fields of the Chancellorsville Battlefield. The location is unknown at this time.

Note: Unfortunately, I do not have a lot of information regarding Truman. No picture survives that I am aware of unfortunately. If you have any additional information reagrding Truman and his service within the 154th NY, please email me at admin@154thny.com.

Source: Mark Dunkleman, the National Archives, the New York State Archives, The Lincourt Historical Collection

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