|Michael Shively - 1806 - England|
The Shively researchers are asking for any additional information regarding the document found on Fold3 when searching for War of 1812 information. From the document it is recorded that Michael Shively served in His Majesty's 73rd Regiment of Foot. From Wikipedia the following information is taken "The 73rd Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army raised in 1780. It amalgamated with the 42nd Regiment of Foot to form the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) in 1881. The regiment was raised as the 2nd Battalion, 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot in March 1780, with eight officers from the 1st Battalion being detached to help raise the new battalion. The battalion was sent to India in January 1781 and took part in the Siege of Mangalore in autumn 1783 during the Second Anglo-Mysore War. It was still in India when the battalion received regimental status in 1786 as the 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot. The new regiment remained in India and saw action at the Siege of Seringapatam in 1792 during the Third Anglo-Mysore War, the Siege of Pondicherry in August 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars and the capture of the Dutch settlements in Ceylon in 1795. It went on to form part of the storming party at the Siege of Seringapatam in April 1799 during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War before returning to England in July 1806."
Transcription of the document by Fold3 says Michael Shively was born in Parish of Wilham in or near the Market Town of Wilham in the County of Westembergh. No such county or town could be found in England. In looking at the document it appears the County could be Wirtembergh which would lead to suspect he might have been German.
The document gives a description of Michael Shively. In 1806 he is listed as being 36 years of age (born about 1770), 5 feet 5 1/2 inches in height, brown hair, hazle eyes and dark complexion.
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