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Joseph Orville Shelby

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1830–97) Confederate army officer. Pro-slavery and a slave owner, he sided with the Confederacy at the outbreak of the Civil War, leading what was nicknamed “The Iron Brigade” in battles...

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Shelby, Joseph Orville

Broeck N. Oder.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Agriculture and Farming. 1344 words.

Shelby, Joseph Orville (12 December 1830–13 February 1897), planter and soldier, was born at Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Orville Shelby and his second wife, Anna Boswell. “Jo” Shelby...

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Joseph Orville Shelby

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1830–97) Confederate army officer. Pro-slavery and a slave owner, he sided with the Confederacy at the outbreak of the Civil War, leading what was nicknamed “The Iron Brigade” in battles...

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Shelby, Joseph Orville

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 112 words.

(1830–97) Confederate army officer. Pro-slavery and a slave owner, he sided with the Confederacy at the outbreak of

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