Mustered into service as a Private on July 29, 1861
Died 08 October 1861
Buried Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Washington D.C.
Photo courtesy Eric Lowman
Private Shields was one of the many soldiers that would die of disease in the first few months after arriving in Washington D.C. in 1861.
After the war Benjamin's home town of Redkey Indiana named their GAR post the "Benjamin Shields Post #289" in his honor.