Claudius A. Shankle was born about 1836 in North Carolina. Claudius was the son of Henry Shankle and Selina Pennington. Claudius fought in the Civil War in North Carolina's 14th Regiment, Company H. He was mustered in as a sergeant and advanced to First Sergeant on 27 April 1862. He was wounded 29 April 1863, hospitalized at Charlottesville, Virginia with a gunshot wound to the right arm, 23 October 1864 and furloughed 60 days for wounds 21 January 1865. He married Eliza Jones Allen on 25 April 1866, the widow of Captain John Christian McCain, who died at Gettysburg. To them were born a boy and then four girls. His son Henry Dewitt Shankle graduated as a medical doctor from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore in 1889 and is named in honor of his uncle Dewitt Shankle, who also served in the 14th and who died of wounds received at Chancellorsville.
Claudius Shankle died in Stanly County, North Carolina
Information provided by: Bert Shankle, whose great
great grandfather is Claudius A. Shankle