Lebanon News, Lebanon, VA

January 1, 1915


John Shell, of Cleveland, was born 83 years ago in Washington county. He was a son of Aaron and Rhoda Shell. In 1855 they moved to Russell county.

In 1862 John joined Capt. J. H. Candler's company, 48th Virginia Regiment. He was in all of the engagements of the regiment until he was wounded and captured. He was a good soldier and is a good citizen. All honor to such men, and may his last days be happiest.