Joseph Orville Shelby (Joseph Orville Shelby)( Trooper)
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Biography Joseph Orville Shelby (Joseph Orville Shelby)
(December 12, 1830 - 1897)
December 15, 1863, Mr.. Shelby was promoted to brigadier general and with his "Iron Brigade" fought bravely at Jenkins Ferry.
Orville Joseph 'Joe' Shelby was born on Dec. 12, 1830, Mr.. in Lexington, Kentucky, graduated from Transylvania College and in 1858 married his distant cousin Elizabeth Nancy Shelby. A thriving young aristocrat Shelby owned land, slaves and the rope factory in Kentucky and Missouri, and during the border conflict in Missouri and Kansas at its own expense formed and equipped a volunteer company. Since the beginning of the civil war with all my heart sympathetic to the South Shelby refused to accept the offer of his cousin, Francis Preston Blair's admission to federal service and joined the Confederate, . typing and equipping a cavalry company in Newton, . Missouri,
. First, Shelby served as a captain of cavalry led by Sterling Price, and participated in the battles of Uilsonz Creek, Lexington, Springfield, Pi Ridge, St. Charles and Devils Bluff.
. In June 1862 Shelby came under the command of General James Rains and the rank of colonel began to create their legendary "Iron Cavalry Brigade, which is composed of the cavalry division, John P
. Marmaduke took part in all more or less significant battles in Missouri and Arkansas (eg. Kane Hill and Prairie Grove). But Marmaduke Shelby Jan. 8, 1863 raided the town of Springfield Missouri, and joined the operation unit known southern guerrilla Kuontrilla. 4 July 1863 and the unsuccessful raid on the town Helena in Arkansas Shelby was injured.
December 15, 1863, Mr.. Shelby was promoted to brigadier general and with his "Iron Brigade" fought bravely at Jenkins Ferry. During the invasion of Price in Missouri in the summer and autumn of 1864 Shelby commanded a cavalry division. When General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Appomattokse, Joe Shelby refused to surrender to federal troops pursuing him. June 1, 1865, he invited all the men willing to go along with him to Mexico. By bringing hundreds of disciplined and well-trained veterans, with guns, ammunition and baggage train, Shelby through the Texas moved to Mexico to enter the service of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, protege of French invaders. On the way to the expedition was joined by many respected people in the South, for example, ex-Confederate governor of Texas, Louisiana and Missouri.
Shelby and his men crossed the Rio Grande, solemnly buried in the river confederate battle flag. In Mexico, the unit encountered insurgents Benito Juц¦rez, who missed an expedition to the South only in exchange for all weapons, except for personal revolvers and carbines. In August 1865. Shelby companions reached Mexico City, on the road a lot of blood local Strait gerilyasov and bandits, and once they even had to storm the fortified hacienda to free kidnapped by rebels noble lady. However, it turned out that the emperor could not take the Confederate service, by virtue of their liberal "September's decree". Therefore, some people Shelby remained in Mexico as peaceful farmers, founded the colony in Cordoba and Takspane, some still managed to get into the Mexican army, many had served in South America. Shelby himself in Mexico tried to do business, but, seeing the hopelessness of such studies, in 1867 he returned to Missouri. Until 1897, when he died quietly in his sleep in his bed, Shelby grew wheat, invested in railroads and coal mines, and for four years before his death, he was appointed by President Cleveland United States Marshal. Shelby on people in Mexico was short-lived. Raids of hostile Indians, bandits local residents and the continuing civil war forced most of the survivors of former Confederates to return home.