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...
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