Short Bios | Frank N. Sheets

Lieutenant Frank N. Sheets, 4th Kentucky Cavalry
By Michael A. Peake

Brigadier General Richard Johnson selected Frank Sheets from the 4th Kentucky Cavalry as an Aide-de-camp on the staff of the 2nd Division, XXth Army Corps. The Indiana native enlisted as a private in Company "G," 29th Indiana Infantry on October 12, 1861, but by December 24, he received a discharge for promotion to 2nd Lieutenant of Company "D," 4th Kentucky Cavalry organizing in Louisville, Kentucky. During the first week of May 1862, the young man received a commission as1st lieutenant. On September 20, 1863, the second day of action at Chickamauga, 1st Lieutenant Sheets died as a result of wounds. Later reports stated, “Lieutenant Frank Sheets, of Madison, Indiana, aid to General Johnson, was killed Sunday morning. He was scarcely eighteen years old, and was the pride and darling of his widowed mother.”

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Lieutenant Frank N. Sheets
Library of Congress: LC-USZ62-129177