Shawboro in Currituck County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Henry M. Shaw
Erected 1967 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number A-62.)
Location. 36° 24.309′ N, 76° 5.603′ W. Marker is in Shawboro, North Carolina, in Currituck County. Marker is at the intersection of Shawboro Road (Route 34) and North Indiantown Road, in the median on Shawboro Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shawboro NC 27973, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yeopim (approx. 1.9 miles away); McKnight’s Shipyard (approx. 2 miles away); Indiantown (approx. 4 miles away); Maple Leaf (approx. 5.1 miles away); Joseph Pilmoor (approx. 5.3 miles away); Currituck County Courthouse (approx. 5.3 miles away); Currituck County Old Jail (approx. 5.3 miles away); Dempsey Burgess (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shawboro.
Regarding Henry M. Shaw. Henry M. Shaw represented Currituck County in the secession convention but resigned from the convention to become colonel of the Eighth Regiment, North Carolina Troops. Shaw was
Henry M. Shaw became active in politics, serving in the state senate in 1851. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the first district in 1853 and 1857. After his regiment’s capture on Roanoke Island February 8, Shaw remained imprisoned until he was exchanged in November of that year in Virginia. He resumed command of his reformed regiment at Camp Mangum. Henry M. Shaw was killed in the skirmish at Batchelder’s Creek on February 1, 1864. Shaw married Mary Riddick Trotman of Camden County. The couple had three children. Henry and Mary Shaw are buried at their home in Shawboro.
William S. Powell, ed., Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, V, 323—sketch by Ellen Taylor Cook
John G. Barrett, The Civil War in North Carolina (1997)
William R. Trotter, Ironclads and Columbiads, The Civil War in North Carolina: The Coast (1989)
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