Thursday, July 3, 2014

Francis "Frank" M. McShane.

Francis "Frank" M. McShane.

Birth: January 3/13, 1841.
Death: October 13, 1910.

Wife: Nora R. McShane.
She received his pension in 1911.

Children: Lewis L., Francis M., Jesse J., and Harry C. McShane.

Burial: Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Johnson county, Kansas.

Indiana Sixty-Eighth Infantry, Regimental History.
Frank McShane was born in Dearborn county. Indiana, January 3, 1841, but was reared to manhood in Franklin county, near New Trenton, where he was educated in the district schools. He enlisted in Company A at its organization, and was in every engagement and battle of the regiment, excepting the battles of Orchard Knob and Missionary Ridge. At Hoover's Gap, June 24, 1863, was slightly wounded in the mouth, losing two teeth. At Chickamauga was seriously wounded in the face, the ball entering the left cheek and coming out just under the right eye.

This occurred late on Saturday in Brotherton woods, just as the regiment commenced to fall back. His wound was dressed by Dr. Wooden, and he arrived in Chattanooga Sunday night with wounded under care of Dr. Meredith. He rejoined his company at Knoxville, Tennessee, about April 7, on its return from east Tennessee to Chattanooga. He remained with the regiment to the close of its service, sharing in engagements at Dalton, Georgia, Decatur, Alabama, and the battle of Nashville, Tennessee, and the pursuit of Hood's army. Was discharged with his company and regiment June 20, 1865. After the war he located in Morgan county, Indiana, and was engaged in timber business. Was married in 1877, and was blessed with four sons. He removed with his family in 1880 to Gardner, Kansas, and engaged in farming and stock raising, which he has since followed with both pleasure and profit.

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