Luther Shonio (abt. 1841 - 1863) Civil War Bugler. The 5 Brothers.

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Luther Shonio the son of John Baptiste Shonio (1792 - 1867) and Lucy I (Boyden) Shonio (abt. 1804 - 1883). He was a civil war veteran serving as a bugler and having died of disease in Louisiana during the war. We need help sourcing him and his military service. What Company did he serve? The 5 brothers of this Vermont family all served in the war. Any help is appreciated.

Brothers who served:

Abel Shonio (abt. 1844 - 1867)

Arnold Benedict Shonio (1835 - 1896)

Chauncey S Shonio (1830 - 1905)

George A Shonio (abt. 1840 - 1914)

The war had a significant impact on this family and I would like to research further each of the brothers military service as most were wounded or P.O.W. 

Luther Shonio’s Find A Grave

Thank you wikitree family

WikiTree profile: Luther Shonio
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (256k points)
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Thank you Natalie

I checked the NPS and it has his rank and regiment but I can’t find his company? I don’t have Fold3 access at this time. It would be nice to know his company to complete his civil war sticker info

https://archive.org/details/cu31924080774148/page/n647/mode/2up?q=shonnio

The brothers are listed in this book but Luther has no company; the others do. Maybe the Battery wasn't divided by companies? The text about the Battery begins on p. 625 and there is no mention of companies.

Thank you this is a good source smiley

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Fold3 has him in the Files for Index Cards(only one card for each soldier---usually for states that haven't had all the files scanned.

Under the Vermont folder, he is listed as SHONNIO and SHONNIE.  This folder has his records containing 20+ cards.

SUMMARY

Enlisted age 20  Height 5' 7 Inches
  Born Ducksbury VT
  Enlisted Nov 21. 1861. 

   Died at Baton Rouge Setp 3, 1863, in Hosp.

 May-June 1862  Duty- Courier.
March-April 1863  Duty -Bugler
Sept-Oct 1863  -- Died of disease Sept 3rd.
(He was present in all the other roll calls.)

Documents--

+ Letter 12 January 1863.
  Pvt Luther Shonnio was give order to do Police duty and he replied "Ill be dxxxxxxx if I will do it."    Location Camp Parapet, La.
(I don't see any document about a court martial)

+Death Certificate--  Died at USA General Hospital, Baton Rouge La Sept 3, 1863 from disease.

Artillery batteries did have companies.  Maybe not all of them.  Vermont had about 2 batteries of Light and Heavy artillery and maybe more.  Now you need to find the history of this unit.  You can try a search in Google Books for "Adjutant General Report Vermont".  This might pull up a report published a few years after the war that details every regiment of that state.  I haven't checked for Vermont.  

by Steve Cole G2G6 Mach 1 (15.8k points)
selected by Andrew Simpier

The book source I linked to is the report of the Adjutant General.

https://archive.org/details/cu31924080774148/page/n647/mode/2up?q=shonnio

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Look on Ancestry,They bought Fold 3, They have a lot of Civil War info.Look under Military.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (917k points)
I don’t have the subscription access currently. This is good to know though and very helpful. Thank you

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