Shields, James, 1806-1879

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Born in Ireland, came to Illinois in 1823 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1832 practicing in Kaskaskia. He served as Assoc. Justice of the Supreme Court; state auditor, 1841-1843; Brig. Gen. in the Mexican War; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1858-1861 when he resigned to accept a commission as Brig. Gen, with the Illinois Volunteers.

From the description of Letters, 1844-1853. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 54848368

Shields was an Illinois lawyer; state representative; state auditor; brigadier general in the Mexican War and Civil War; and U.S. senator from Illinois (1849-1855), Minnesota (1858-1859), and Missouri (1879).

From the description of Letter, February 26, 1879. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 436775736

Born in Ireland, came to Illinois in 1823 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1832 practicing in Kaskaskia. He served as Assoc. Justice of the Supreme Court, state auditor, 1841-1843; Brig. Gen. in the Mexican War; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1858-1861 when he resigned to accept a commission as Brig. Gen, with the Illinois Volunteers.

From the description of Papers, 1841-1862. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 54848367

From the description of Papers, 1862-1878. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 54848369

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creatorOf French, Augustus C., 1808-1864. Papers, 1841-1852. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Venter, Julian DeForest,. Julian DeForest Venter collection of Stonewall Jackson papers, 1862. Library of Congress
creatorOf Job, Archibald, 1784-1874. Correspondence, 1828-1847. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Shields, James, 1806-1879. Letters, 1844-1853. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Harris, Thomas Langrell, 1816-1858. Letter : Camp near Tampico, [Mexico], to S[tephen] A. Douglas, Washington, D.C., 1847 Feb. 20. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Sanderson, Winslow F., d. 1853. Winslow Fuller Sanderson papers, 1846-1860. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Robertson, D. A. (Daniel A.), 1813-1895. Daniel A. Robertson and family papers, 1814-1933. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library
referencedIn Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864. George Pope Morris papers, 1832-1862. Library of Congress
creatorOf Carlin, Thomas, 1786-1852. Letter: Quincy, [Ill.], to James Shields, Springfield, [Ill.], 1842 Oct. 8. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Breese, Sidney, 1800-1878. Papers, 1731-1896. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library
referencedIn George Pope Morris Papers, 1832-1862 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Shields, James, 1806-1879. Papers, 1862-1878. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Shields, James, 1806-1879. Papers, 1841-1862. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Shields, James, 1806-1879. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Thomas Ewing, Washington, D.C., 1849 Dec. 6. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Wallace, Joseph, 1834-1904. Biographical sketches, [ca. 1865-ca. 1903] Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861. Letter: Washington, [D.C.], to J[ames] W[atson] Webb, 1851 Jan. 28. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf McGrorty, William Bernard, 1826-1865. William B. McGrorty and family papers, 1851-1915. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn United States. President (1857-1861 : Buchanan). Letter : Washington (D.C.), to General James Shields, 1848 Aug 17. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Shields, James, 1806-1879. James Shields and family papers, 1852-1933. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Shields, James, 1806-1879. Letter, February 26, 1879. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Carlin, Thomas, 1786-1852. Legal document: Springfield, Ill., 1842 June 13. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn John Anthony Quitman papers, 1833-1858 (inclusive) 1847-1858 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn United States. President (1857-1861 : Buchanan). Letter : Washington (D.C.), to General James Shields, 1848 Aug 17. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Johnson, David, 1782-1855. David Johnson papers, 1810-1985; (bulk, 1810-1855). University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Dulaney, Robert L., 1818-1903. Diary regarding his trip to the South [manuscript] 1847-48. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Tenney, Charles, fl. 1861-1863. Correspondence of Charles Tenney with Adelaide Case, 1861-1863. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Buttre, John Chester, 1821-1893,. Engraving of Brigadier General James Shields [manuscript], circa 1850-1893. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Shields, James, 1806-1879. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Thomas Ewing, Washington, D.C., 1849 Dec. 6. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn United States. War Dept. Letters, 1846-1847. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Murray, William Pitt, 1827-1910. William Pitt Murray and family papers, 1836-1944. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Chappel, Alonzo, 1828-1887,. J. W. Shields, likeness from the latest photograph from life [manuscript], 1862. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Wilkins, John Darragh, d. 1900. Memorandum and letters, 1846-1848. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930, person
associatedWith Breese, Sidney, 1800-1878. person
associatedWith Buttre, John Chester, 1821-1893, person
associatedWith Carlin, Thomas, 1786-1852. person
associatedWith Chappel, Alonzo, 1828-1887, person
associatedWith Condon, William Henry, ca. 1845-fl. 1900. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861. person
associatedWith Dulaney, Robert L., 1818-1903. person
associatedWith Ewing, Thomas, 1789-1871 person
associatedWith Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929. person
associatedWith Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890. person
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associatedWith Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863. person
associatedWith Job, Archibald, 1784-1874. person
correspondedWith Johnson, David, 1782-1855. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
correspondedWith Lockwood, Philip Case, 1844-1897 person
associatedWith Martin, William. person
associatedWith McGrorty, William Bernard, 1826-1865. person
associatedWith Minnesota State Capitol (Saint Paul, Minn. : 1905- ). corporateBody
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associatedWith Murray, William Pitt, 1827-1910. person
associatedWith Northern Pacific Railway Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Odland, Martin W. (Martin Wendell), 1875-1949. person
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associatedWith Rice, Henry M. (Henry Mower), 1816-1894. person
associatedWith Rives, George W. person
associatedWith Robertson, D. A. (Daniel A.), 1813-1895. person
associatedWith Sanderson, Winslow F., d. 1853. person
associatedWith Shields, Litton Edward, b. 1852. person
associatedWith Shields, Martin M., 1855-1936. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Minnesota
United States
Virginia
Minnesota
Mankato (Minn.)
Illinois
Faribault (Minn.)
Shieldsville (Minn. : Township)
North Dakota
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Railroads
Irish Americans
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Women terrorists
Dakota Indians--Wars
Mexican War, 1846-1848
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Legislators--United States
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Birth 1806

Death 1879-06-01

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