Shaffner or Schaffner, John or Jean Jaques

Rank: Private

Unit: G Co, 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: August 22, 1839 in New York, New York. He was 34.

Date of birth: 1805

Hometown: Basel, Switzerland

Occupation prior to enlistment: Baker

Campaign: Second Seminole War

Died: 19 February 1842

Cause of death: Disease unknown

Location of fatality: Fort Jesup, Louisiana

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Place of interment: Saint Augustine National Cemetery in Saint Augustine, Florida

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